Q: How can we create healthy meals and still have the food taste good?
A: Keep it simple, fresh and vibrant! When food is fresh and vibrant, it has a lot of flavor. When you eat quality foods, you don’t need to mask the flavors or over-complicate things. To cook veggies and proteins, just add butter or olive oil, salt and pepper.
Q: How can we get our kids to eat the healthy, flavorful mean?
A: Kids should be developing a taste for basic foods, not processed/factory made items. Add or offer a touch of familiar flavor to a healthy meal. Try to use these items as a topping or flavor agent rather than a side. Items may include:
bacon or natural ham
ranch dressing or dip (pay attention to ingredients)
ketchup and mustard
If this helps your kids eat healthy baked chicken or brocolli, it’s a step in the right direction!