Every step towards healthy eating is a step towards a healthier life, and the earlier you start, the better. According to studies by the CDC, healthy eating improves children’s mental and physical performance and reduces their risk of developing diseases in the short- and long-term. With junk food so readily available in public schools, gas stations, movie theatres, and pretty much everywhere, your kid deserves the chance to eat something healthy once in a while. That’s where you step in. Consider replacing the junk food in your home with some healthier snack alternatives to help get your kids on the path to healthy living.
- Baked and Organic Potato and Soy Crisps
According to the Mayo Clinic, there’s a strong link between health problems and salt intake. Give your kids a healthier option than your everyday salt-packed and greasy potato chips. Consider chip alternatives with a fraction of the sodium and calories, like an organic baked potato chips or soy crisps.
- Organic Juice and Fruit Teas
Take a second to look at the nutritional facts on a soda can the next time your child asks for one. There’s basically no nutritional value in the average soda pop. Try giving your kids an ice-cold organic fruit drink instead. Many companies package these healthier drinks in ways that are familiar to kids, like the classic juice box design. Fruity teas are a great way to get the sweetness of a soda without the calories.
- Organic Fruit Snacks
Let’s face it: You’ll never get rid of a child’s sweet tooth. But for even the worst sugar fiends, there are healthier, yet still sweet, alternatives. Fruit crisps and stretched organic fruit “leather” products are all natural and nutritious. Consider trying these out on your kids the next time they ask for candy.
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