Monday, June 15, 2009

Healthy Lunch

Summer is here, and it is easy to provide your kids with a healthy lunch. I find that if I put a plate out filled with colorful fruits and veggies they will munch on it all afternoon. The more color the better. Baby carrots, celery, grapes (green and purple), strawberries, cherries, melons, tomatoes and beans are all good choices. You can also have a dip available if your child doesn't like veggies much. I find just a pinch of salt on cukes makes my son very happy, and he will eat lots of them!
Now you may be saying "there is no way my kids will eat that" but just put a plate out and don't say anything... I have seen even the pickiest eaters start eating a well arranged plate of healthy food! Don't forget to join in, if they see you eating healthy then they are more likely to try it too.


~*~The Family~*~ said...

Oh, those strawberries look soooo good. With the cold spring we have had it will still be a few weeks until we get fresh berries.

amyfloydsc said...

I keep intending to do this very thing. Now with my garden producing gobs of cucumbers and zucchini, I need to buckle down and REMEMBER to create a plate of goodies every day. My kids claim to hate veggies, but I intend to cure them of that :-)

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

So being attracted to color is fairly universal and cut across not only children... older man and woman. And other creatures as well!..

I am sure the kids enjoy such beautifully arranged fresh food...

~ bangchik