Add Nutrients to Kids’ Meals

March 8, 2010 at 9:18 am Leave a comment

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Add Nutrients to Kids' Meals

Do your kids shun veggies? Do they eat only one thing and that’s it? Is fruit foreign or forced away?

Some moms resort to sneaking fruits and vegetables into family meals to add nutrients to basic, everyday dishes that kids love, like mac ‘n cheese and pizza. Who says these standard fares need to be fattening and junky. When you infuse the recipes with naturally healthy and fresh ingredients, you boost the nutrients and flavor, making mom and kids happy.

This radio podcast is with fellow mom Denielle Finkelstein, who talks about her successful techniques for adding fruits and vegetables to her son’s meals. Check out this podcast for great ideas on making mealtime molto bene with ingredients such as apples, sweet potatoes, oatmeal, cinnamon, vanilla, carrots, and more.

We also talk about two notorious cookbooks on the subject, “The Sneaky Chef” by Missy Chase Lapine, and “Deceptively Delicious” by Jessica Seinfeld. To sneak or not to sneak is a controversial topic discussed frequently online. Some moms and experts believe sneaking food leads children to have eating disorders. Others find that adding fruits and vegetables on the sly is an easy way to ensure healthy eating is a priority. Tune in to hear our solution for creating balance so kids get the vitamins and minerals they need to grow.

We also dish about having kids help out in the kitchen, making delicious muffins, and turning regular chocolate chip cookies into oatmeal Wookie Cookies (a la Chewbacca in Star Wars). Have fun thinking up new ways to make snacks and meals that make hearts sing.

Check out this link for tips on teaching kids to eat healthy: http://www.teachkidshow.com/teach-your-child-about-nutrients/

And, check back for recipes at MommaJam.

Original air date:  March 2010.

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