Whether you want to completely overhaul your family’s diet, or you just want to make subtle changes here and there, there are several healthy “buzz foods” that can take you there. I hate to call foods trendy, but there certainly do seem to be a rotating belt of healthy options that we may try to get our family on board with at any given time. I’ve done my research and have in fact found that all of the following foods are nutritious and offer great potential health benefits, so why not try and sneak some in here and there to my kids diets? Well, try as I might, I just can’t get my kids to eat, let alone fall in love with, the following 8 “trendy” health foods. But don’t despair, there are plenty of empty calorie foods we’ve successfully ditched, and replaced with healthy alternatives that my kids love, and I’ll share those next week. But for now, let’s take a look at the ones they’re passing on.
If you don't think foods can catch on and take a nation by storm, consider kale. In the last few years, the dark leafy green has moved from a virtual nobody at the dinner table, to popping up on almost every single restaurant menu across the country. There's kale salads, soups with kale, kale smoothies, kale green juice, and the beloved kale chips, which are sure to get your kids to ditch their cheesy goldfish crackers in favor of of them. There's even a National Kale Day, which happened to be celebrated just this week on October 2nd. I celebrated by making kale green juice and kale chips, because I actually like the leafy green. My kids on the other hand, took one look at the stuff and did the universal nose scrunch that signifies "Ewww!" After some prodding, they tried the salty chips, and proceeded to spit it out. I couldn't even get the baby on board, who normally eats everything! Oh well, more for me I suppose.
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