To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art! La Rochefoucauld
Jamie Oliver, a well-known Celebrity TV Chef, began a food revolution recently in the United Kingdom, due to the overwhelming rise in Obesity among children. Obesity among children is indeed a crucial issue and needs to be nipped in the bud, as this is the root cause of dissonance among the school going age, for anxiety, isolation, bullying, lack of confidence, mental fatigue, illness are all associated with it. Choosing the right types of food and preparing healthy, nutritious meals should be an important aspect of every family. Meal times should not be dreary either, instead create and experiment with new recipes.
Thanks to Pinterest, we have a revolutionary way to collect healthy recipes, prep them and have fun in the process. It is good to include your kids to make healthy choices. To start with, sign up for an account on Pinterest, which is free, create a board and personalize it with an interesting name. First things first, as there are many nutritional charts there, choose one that the family could relate to and begin on your adventure; Your New Family Project.
For instance, I found an interesting pyramid chart “Healthy Food Pyramid for kids” that originated from www.nutritionplug.com/healthy-food-pyramid-for-kids/,and the pyramid had categorized the various components of nutritional food that sustains kids in a healthy way. Thus, this will be the rule of the thumb to fall back on when you start pinning recipes and trying them on a daily basis. The dietary requirement for children, is that they fulfill the 5 Basic food groups daily – 6 or more servings of whole grains, 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, 3 servings of dairy and finally 2 servings of proteins, leaving out or less of food, drinks, and snacks that are high in fat and sugar. This also allows you to compile and organize healthy, gluten-free and easy to prep meals for breakfasts, lunch, and dinner. Next, create a shopping list for groceries. Life would certainly be a breeze and meal times something to look forward.
I found a few delectable recipes that are not only nutritious but also easy with simple ingredients. Remember, begin with more carbohydrates for breakfasts and gradually decrease them, consequently, include more protein for meals taken later in the day and evening. Include portions of fruits and dairy through all 3 meals.
Breakfasts: Yogurt Parfaits, Fruit & Berries Waffles, Egg Turkey Sausage, and Cheese Burrito, Peanut Butter Banana Toast, Egg in a Hole, Peanut Butter Banana.
Lunches & Dinners: Stir-Fry Sesame Chicken, Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Ragout, Chicken Breast and Mushroom Cream Sauce, Butterflied Lemon Roast Chicken, Grilled Pork Chop with Asparagus and Pesto, Grilled Turkey Burgers and Cucumber Salad, Clean Eating Taco Salad, Zucchini Noodle Carbonara, Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps, Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon Stew, Grilled Salmon Kebabs, Shrimp Skewers with Garlic Lime Marinade, One Pot Coconut Curry Shrimp, Savoury Lemon White Fish Fillets, Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken.
Have fun with your new Pinterest account and Happy Meal Preps!
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