Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Our Kids are Junk??

 "You are what you eat".

So many moms now a days are on a diet. Thats all i hear. "Oh im on a diet". Which is understandable, having a baby pretty much messes your body up. Even if your a "skinny" girl, after having a kid, your body just isnt the same as it was before. And probably never will be (without the help of plastic surgery). But we all have the extra pound, or 5, or 30 in my case, that we want to loose to feel healthy again.

But what saddens me is when you see moms turn down "junk" food cuz it isnt healthy and they are on a "diet" but then they turn around and give their kids gold fish, and candy, and Ramon noodles, and macaroni and cheese. Would you ever have macaroni and cheese for dinner if you were trying to eat healthy?

Now i know kids can be picky eaters. Trust me, my child is the pickiest. Thats why we have to give her pediasures. But us as parents have to be good examples, and train them while they are young. If we get in the habit of mac&cheese, cheese sticks, and spaghetti -O's and whatever else, they learn bad habits, and bad habits are hard to break.

So anyway, here is a recipe of a fun way to "interest" our picky eaters.
My kid LOVES fruit. So we make Apricot Chicken!


You Need:
4 medium chicken breasts
1 cup apricot jam (ours was home made and had chunks of apricot)
6 TBSP lemon juice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
salf and pepper

Place chicken breasts in a casserole dish. Mix apricot jam, lemon juice, and nutmeg in a bowl. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Spread apricot sauce over chicken. Cover with foil.

Bake at 375 for 45 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 15 minutes. Serve with rice or vegetables or both :)



 Ranch helps Braylee eat healthy lol

But in conclusion... let me make one thing clear,

KIDS NEED TO BE KIDS!

Let them live, let them experience life, even bad food. There is no need for my child to be on a diet. She is skinny as it is. I dont want to teach her to become obsessive about her body like most girls are. I want her to learn to be healthy but also learn to ENJOY life. My point is dont let their entire diet become junk. Its easy to just feed them junk, but we need to incorporate healthy food too :)
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