How To Start Your Kids On A Lifetime of Healthful Eating
In a world of sweets, junk foods, and epidemic obesity, it's more important than ever to arm kids with some nutrition know-how. Kid-Friendly Healthful Eating Tips
|Power up! — Teach kids that certain "powerhouse" foods (avocados, blueberries, strawberries, broccoli, carrots, and salmon) really will help them run faster, jump higher and protect their hearts, their vision, and their brains.|
|Health rules! — Make a few "household eating rules" everyone can live with. For instance, everyone eats fruit at breakfast and vegetables at dinner. Every day.|
|Snack attack — Replace sugary snacks and sodas with foods like graham crackers, rice crackers, peanut butter, yogurt and low-fat string cheese. Let kids make their own healthy sodas with equal parts, club soda and juice.|
|5-A-Day — Encourage kids to eat at least five servings of vegetables and fruit a day. Show them what a serving size is – about one-half cup or the size of their fist. |
Kids love Kikkoman!
|Slice of life — Keep pre-sliced or easy-to-eat fruits, including apples, oranges, bananas and chilled grapes in the fridge. |
It's easy to liven-up lunches and after-school snacks with Kikkoman sauces. Pre-cut vegetables, like carrots and zucchini take on big-time kid appeal when you serve them with low-fat ranch dressing seasoned with a dash of Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce
for dipping. Soy sauce contributes zero carbs, no fat and only 10 calories per tablespoon, but it adds immeasurable flavor to all kinds of dishes, from soups to toasted nuts.
Discover Kikkoman Asian Authentic Sauces
, including Kikkoman Plum Sauce. Sweet, but not too much, it makes a perfect dipping sauce for baked chicken wings or nuggets, or use it to make a kid-friendly wrap, by spreading the plum sauce on a warm tortilla and rolling it up with grilled veggies.
Introduce kids to the fun of choosing or preparing meals they'll like. The more they participate, the more they'll learn. Try this healthful A-B-C Vegetable Soup
with old-fashioned alphabet noodles and a flavorful kick of Kikkoman Soy Sauce for starters.