As a parent, it’s easy to feel like we live in a vacuum as far as what our kids do and don’t do. Getting them to eat (anything) is challenging, let alone getting them to eat healthy. The other day as I watched my three-year-old shovel In-N-Out french fries into his pie hole, I started to feel…well…kinda guilty.
Then, when I went home, I thought about it and realized he really doesn’t eat so badly…for a 3 year-old. I mean, he likes healthy stuff.
No, he DOES.
So, I sat down and made a list of the healthy foods he likes. He even occasionally eats foods he doesn’t really like, too, if there’s a treat waiting at the end. But really, these are foods he really, actually will eat with no issues, and even request, much of the time.
Many moms like myself are always looking to get their toddler to try new things. I wonder if you’d share some of the healthy foods your toddler eats, too. Perhaps this can be a good list for all of us to try. Of course, we all know, each kid is unique, especially when it comes to food, so there’s a good chance yours will not like what mine likes and vice versa, but all we can do is try, right? Right? Who’s with me?
Here are some other healthy snack ideas for preschool.
Lettuce: Michele Pegoraro on Flickr
Salmon: James Bowe on Flickr
Milk: striatic on Flickr
Yogurt: Elaine Ashton on Flickr
Granola: moria on Flickr
Oatmeal: Micah Sittig on Flickr
Orange: Liz West on Flickr
Purple Kale: Nick Saltmarsh on Flickr
Avocado: Darwin Bell on Flickr
Almond Butter: Marc Majcher on Flickr