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10.29.2009

What Healthy Lunches?

Aaaand it's stopped.

Alyssa no longer eats the healthy part of her lunch - just the yummy carbs (oh and the cheese string, which I suppose I can't totally complain about). Should I skip the carbs so she'll be forced to eat the fruit and veggies? I suppose I could, but she's pretty darn lean. I don't need and "feedback" about her being underfed.

Instead I've stuck with carbs (along with the fruits, veggies, grains, and dairy), but with a twist: I'm back to making homemade treats with extra nutrients snuck in them. Jam filled bars with bran, flax and oats; chocolate chip cookies made with wheat germ, almonds and quinoa (which is high in protein, having all essential amino acids - did you know that? I just found this out recently). She gobbles down her "treats" with gusto, and reaps the nutritional benefits.

I still packed apple slices and carrots for her this morning though, because hey, you never know...
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5 comments:

Amber said...

I think it's natural that kids are going to head straight for the good stuff, first. Adding good stuff to the treats, well, that's just good thinking. :)

Jaina said...

I think you've got a great trick of the yummy treats with the healthy extras. Whatever it takes to get the good stuff into her body, right? :)

Andrea-Memories As A Mom said...

I am already dealing with this and my son is only 18.5 months old. Until recently he has always eaten anything & everything. Now suddenly he wants nothing nutritous. Even though I'm fine with him eating carbs, I don't want that to be ALL that he eats! So I'm going to try what worked for your daughter and see if it will at least give my son more of a variety!

youhana said...

Nice

Satheesh said...

Good...

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