Being a parent isnt the easiest job in the world, and it certainly gets even more difficult at meal times. What can you give your kids nutrition wise that they will eat? These days its come to being an almost impossible decision what with all the advertisements for fast foods that kids are bombarded with on an almost minute by minute basis. How can you compete with a greasy burger and fries accompanied by the latest must have toy included free?
I tell you its almost impossible and I had all but given up where my kids nutrition was concerned. It was so much easier when they were smaller and they had to eat what I set in front of them. At least then they got some nutritious food into their bodies. These days, its more along the lines of a battle field. I set a plate of delicious home cooked baked chicken in front of them and they just stare at it in disgust and tell me they want fried chicken!
I dont give in but sometimes I feel that it would be so much easier if I could just forget my responsibilities to my kids nutrition intake and let the world of processed foods take over. It was at this almost despairing point that a fairy came to my aid in the form of my mother, who pointed out with a wicked smile that I had been just as bad, not eating anything that was set in front of me.
This didnt make me feel any better, but the few recipes and tricks that she gave me did make me feel better. At last I now had at least a passing chance at getting my kids nutrition intake in order. Otherwise I was going to have to resort to giving them supplements, there was simply no other way.
If youre giving your kids baked chicken try breading it first as this might give them the illusion of having fried chicken. Add a little bit of spices to the mix to give it that added taste as well. You could also try making your own burgers. These need not be complicated affairs, and should only contain the most basic of ingredients that you can throw together to create something that looks and tastes like a burger.
And if that doesnt sort out your kids nutrition worries for you there always a host of other ideas that you can try that will have your kids eating happily at home and with no complaints. Of course youre bound to come across one or two things that they absolutely wont eat no matter however much you disguise it, but other than that, you shouldnt have to worry over whether your kids nutrition levels are what they should be. All it takes is a little perseverance and a fairy mother!