So I often get asked the question, “How do you get your kids to eat so well?”, and the truth is, it hasn’t always been easy. However with persistence and some clever tips and tricks up your sleeve you’ll think getting the kids to eat a balanced diet is a cinch.
80/20 is the rule in my house when it comes to kids and food. This means that 80% of the time we reach for wholesome food that provides good nutritional value and 20% of the time we eat whatever we want…WITHOUT GUILT! As much as I love my “clean” eating, I equally love a good block of chocolate and I’ll never pass up a piece of cake or bun!
How I eat, directly and greatly influences the relationship that my kids have with food. I would describe my relationship with food as healthy, happy, wholesome and fun. And I’m delighted to see that my little babes are following in my footsteps. Here are my Top 5 tips on how to get your child to eat a healthy balanced diet.
Old enough to navigate my phone, old enough to get your own snacks!
If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard the words “Mum, I’m hungry” then I’d be writing this blog from my island oasis as opposed to my tiny desk in my tiny office.
A few months ago I decided that I’d had enough of being their ‘go to’ person for food every 5 minutes. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m their mother and I care for them with lots of love, and I’m happy to prepare their breakfast, lunch and dinner but if you are old enough to navigate my iPhone then you are more than capable of getting your own snacks.
So, in my fridge and pantry I have sections dedicated to them, that they can help themselves to a snack whenever they are hungry.