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How can I make healthy meals for my kids?

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You can still make healthy meals a habit even with the busy pace of parenting.

It boils down to three tips:

One of the best ways to check all those boxes? Cook meals at home more often. Reach for the foods that don't come with a long nutrition label, such as broccoli, spinach, apples, brown rice, whole grains, fresh fish, nuts, or beans.

  • Serve more whole foods and fewer processed ones.
  • Eat fruits and vegetables with every meal.
  • Serve your children healthy, lean protein at most meals.

From: Parents' Grocery Shopping Tips WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein and Amino Acids, 2002/2005, Food and Nutrition Board, National Academies Press.

Gidding S.S. , February 2006. Pediatrics

Fox, M.K. 2004. Journal of the American Dietetic Association,

Taylor, C.A. August 2007. Journal of the American Dietetic Association,

Johnson, L. , April 2008. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Fulgoni, V.L., May 2008.  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,

Anderson, M. August 2006. Journal of the American Dietetic Association,

Nutrients in Food, by Elizabeth Hands from ESHA Research, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000.

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on April 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein and Amino Acids, 2002/2005, Food and Nutrition Board, National Academies Press.

Gidding S.S. , February 2006. Pediatrics

Fox, M.K. 2004. Journal of the American Dietetic Association,

Taylor, C.A. August 2007. Journal of the American Dietetic Association,

Johnson, L. , April 2008. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Fulgoni, V.L., May 2008.  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,

Anderson, M. August 2006. Journal of the American Dietetic Association,

Nutrients in Food, by Elizabeth Hands from ESHA Research, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000.

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on April 10, 2018

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