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healthy eating for kids

The spread

The choice of spread can transform a simple sandwich or wrap from ordinary to extraordinary, not just by adding moisture and texture, but also by infusing each bite with rich flavors and healthy nutrients. Moving beyond traditional butter or mayonnaise, there are numerous options for spreads that contribute healthy fats, proteins, and a variety of flavors that can elevate your child's lunch. Let’s explore some of these options and learn how to incorporate them into everyday meals.

Sweet but smart

Added sugars can be a major concern in children's diets. This chapter will provide a guide to understanding where added sugars might be hiding in your child's food, how to limit them, and healthier ways to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Whole grain baking

Baking can be a fun activity to share with your kids, and it doesn't have to mean a lot of added sugar or unhealthy fats. We'll share recipes for whole grain muffins, cookies, and more, all sweetened naturally and packed with nutritious ingredients.

Nutritious nibbles

Snacks are an important part of a child's diet, providing needed energy between meals. This chapter will offer ideas for quick, nutritious snacks like Veggie Hummus Cups, Fruit and Cheese Kabobs, and Roasted Chickpeas. We'll also include tips for portion control and making snack time a balanced part of the day.