I don’t know about you guys but I often find it hard getting the kids to eat healthy nutritious meals. Perhaps with my eldest child, who is now 11, it’s down to bad eating habits from the past. These seem increasingly more difficult to change and it doesn’t help that he LOVES Mc Donald’s and (I can’t even call it food) but ‘stuff’ from all the other fast food chains. It’s hard when parents separate and there are different rules in different homes too! Consistency is lost and it can be really frustrating when you see progress being made, then the following week it feels like your back to square one!
My youngest son, now approaching 11 months old, hasn’t been given foods with wheat/gluten and dairy has also been avoided. That’s not to say he hasn’t developed a sweet tooth. It can be difficult sometimes with baby led weaning too, because all he seems to want to do is experiment with food and find out how far he can throw it! There are some meals that he loves, and others not so much. I guess it’s all about finding the right balance without feeling the need to completely re think family meals to revolve them around the kids! I’m a fan of hot and spicy foods, but as you can imagine, that doesn’t go down particularly well with the boys.
So, after a particularly gruelling day in the kitchen, both children seemed particularly unhappy today with what was on the menu. Although I don’t feel it is necessary and don’t recommend that you change your food plan completely, that’s exactly what I am going to do over the next week. No better time as the children are on the school holidays and I can get a little help in the kitchen.
I’ve decided to come up with a weeks plan based around foods that the children enjoy. These meals are still going to be made from healthy nutritious ingredients but I am looking for new recipes to use as a go-to when the kids get to choose what they eat for tea. Hopefully this will help more of you on your journey to healthy eating and healthy living, particularly if you have the same struggles as me when it comes to feeding the kids!
The food plan will be added to my blog and shared with you all as soon as it’s finished.
If you have a recipe that you’d like to share, I’d love to feature them on my blog and name you on it. =)
Keep it healthy x x x