Tuesday, July 18, 2017

KEEPING UP WITH A HEALTHY KID’S NUTRITION








When my children started eating solid foods at six months onwards, I made sure to introduce and prepare them foods that are mostly mixed with different kinds of vegetables. It was not difficult for me then to feed them. They grew up not being picky eaters.  It is well to get them started with leafy greens at a very young age to avoid reluctant and squirming children at the sight of vegetables.


Giving proper nutrition and preparing a well-balanced meal for our children has become a weekly brainstorming activity for me and my husband. We try to think of different menus to cook up daily which our children are sure to love and eat.  True enough, there are times when our children tire of the usual cooking at home. At these instances, browsing the internet for various cuisines or reproducing sumptuous restaurant menus become inevitable. It is a challenge as parents indeed. Yet, it gives us opportunity to explore different recipes we haven’t tried from our very own Filipino cuisine to the cuisine of other countries around the world. We are also led to create diverse and unique food concoctions. My children do not really mind at all as long as these are delectable and flavorsome.


Just like any other kids, my children just love to eat fast food like McDonalds, Jollibee, KFC, Chowking, etc. They would order the usual food – burgers, fried chicken, Frenchfries…you name it. On other occasions, we stay on meat dishes such as lechon kawali, beef stew and tokchon for a couple of days and binge on junk food and chocolates. We know that these are not healthy at all when eaten too often. Think of the amount of salt, sugar, MSG and fats accumulated in their bodies. Unwanted substances in the body can be flushed out by drinking lots of water and fruit juices. It is also a good thing my children take after me when it comes to salads. I would concoct various fruit and vegetable salad recipes to go along with meat and fish dishes.


Continually deviating from the cycle of a well-balanced diet and its effects on our health instigated the rise of healthy eating and emerging matters on health and wellness. These remind us of maintaining a healthy lifestyle while keeping the right foods on the dining table. 

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