Raising Healthy Eaters
10. Find ways to increase the nutritional value of foods you are already serving: Make mini-muffins using whole-wheat flour in place of half the white flour. Grate a carrot into your meatloaf mix. Cut back on the amount of meat in your lasagnas and substitute vegetables. Buy a whole-wheat pizza crust. Mix your own sauce, using a small can of tomato paste with water and herbs such as basil and oregano. Add lots of veggies and small amounts of cheese and meat.Start changing what your family eats now. Include everyone in the planning and make it a gradual process. Your children are more likely to be receptive to your ideas for healthy eating. Begin giving your children, and yourself, a lifetime of good nutrition.