By Smita Dey
My today’s discussion is about essential nutrients and dinner ideas for kids which will help you to know what strategies you need to follow to ensure your kids healthy dinner. From my last article “Healthy Baby Dinner Ideas to Increase Moms Confidence” you got dinner ideas for your baby. Now you are going to have various ideas for your kid’s dinner that assure your kid’s health and mental development proportionately with their age.
Being a mother of two kids I know sometimes it becomes difficult to provide them balanced diet when kids develop their own choices about food and other things. Sometimes it becomes too troublesome to provide them a nutritional diet at dinner time.
To make our effort easy we need to have ideas about essential nutrients for kids. Our effort does not end with providing them essential food elements at dinner time. We have to make sure that they are having their dinner in a proper way. So, how can we be confident that we are going through the right way for providing them nutritional dinner?
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Friends! Hope you have already understand that, in this article I am not going to share any recipe for kids. Rather I am sharing some ideas about essential food element at dinner time, how you can provide your kids the proper nutrition and above all how you can help your kids as they feel better to eat their dinner without being bound to eat dinner. So, let’s see the necessary steps to serve our kids a healthy dinner.
Kids need some essential nutrients for their healthy life long development. Here is the list of the nutrients.
You have to be smart and be aware of healthy and unhealthy fats before adding it for your kid’s dinner. The good fats are monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. Nuts, vegetable oils, peanut butter,almond butter and avocado are the source of monounsaturated fats. Salmon, herring, sardines and trout are the source of polyunsaturated fats. These fats decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. If your kid is habituated with these your kids will be benefited in later.
Sugar is an important source of energy. We need to keep in mind that our kid gets the sugar from natural source of foods such as fruit and yogurt. “….giving them foods high in added sugar (like fizzy drinks, biscuits,cakes and sweets) odd up to lots of calories and little in the way of nutrients”. American Health Association recommends less than 25gm of sugar per day for children ages between 2 to 18 years.
Nowwe have a clear conception about what food elements are important for our kid’s dinner. But the point is that, what we should do if they are not in a mood to take dinner and refusing the healthy diets. Here are some tricks you need to follow. I am sure you will be benefited.
As a parent, we all need to make our kids dinner time enjoyable. But how can we do this? Family dinner is the key to make your kid’s dinner time enjoyable. Family dinner does not only give enjoyment it plays a vital role in your kid’s upbringing. Let us see the benefits of family dinner for your kid.
So far, it is discussed what you need to do to ensure your kid’s healthy dinner. Here are some comments that you should not use for your kids.
There are so many comments like that I have shared. You have to think before passing such comments. You need to be the best friend of your kids not a teacher. Your friendly behaviour helps your kid to eat his dinner with pleasure.
These are the ways that you can follow to ensure your kids’ healthy dinner. I can assure you if you follow my Dinner ideas for kids, you will get better result to feed your kids a healthy dinner. Leaving now inviting you to be with me in my next article Healthy Dinner Ideas For Teens. That article will help you to have new ideas to make your teens’ dinner healthy and enjoyable.
By Smita Dey Post : Aug 30, 2018
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