Friday, June 15, 2018

Healthy Habits: 3 Tips for Helping Your Family Eat a Healthy Diet

For moms, keeping your loved ones healthy is a full-time job. Proper nutrition is essential to the outcomes of your family's health. It isn't an easy task to help your kids stick to a well-balanced diet.

When juggling work, school, dance classes, and soccer practices it can seem impossible. However, making even small, simple changes can make a big difference. Here are three tips that can help you and your children stick to a healthy diet:

1. Less Refined Food, More Whole Foods

The easiest way to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables is to make it fun. You can start your garden in your backyard and let your children tend to it. This should peak their interest in wanting to eat the fruits of their labor.

Steer clear of juices and other sugary drinks which are a detriment to your child's health. It affects their mood, energy levels, and behavior in negative ways. If you are finding it difficult to get them to eat whole fruits and vegetables, you can try juicing them and making smoothies. Let them help you pick and choose what vegetables and fruit go in the smoothies to keep them interested. This is also a great way to educate them on nutrition.

2. Incorporate More Healthy Fats

Not all fats are bad for a healthy diet including, vegetable, olive, canola, safflower, sesame, sunflower, and corn oils. Use these in place of solid fats and butter as much as possible. It's very likely that your children won't even notice.
Foods such as avocados, nuts, peanut butter, eggs, and yogurt are not only good for them but will keep them fuller longer.

3. Reduce Gluten and Food Additives 

Studies have shown that gluten-free diets can have a positive impact on children with autism and ADD disorder. The keto diet is a type of gluten-free diet that does not allow bread, grains, or bread-based additives.

The keto diet is safe for both adults and children. It's all about eating whole foods, good fats, protein, and limited non-starchy vegetables.  Some of the foods kids can eat on the keto diet are salami, chicken breast, eggs, butter, ground beef, grass-fed meat, hard and soft cheeses, and leafy greens. Interestingly this diet was developed specifically for children.

To get them on board, you can start by shopping at specialty stores that sell keto pancake mix, and low-carb bread. If your family needs help losing weight or stabilizing high blood sugar/insulin, a ketogenic diet is a great way to help.

These 3 simple steps can help your child maintain a healthy weight and consume nutritious foods. Keep fruits and vegetables that don't need to be refrigerated on the counter at all times.

Author Bio

Janine Einhellig is owner and author at, a website focused on helping people achieve success on the ketogenic diet through information, meal plans and coaching.  Janine enjoys writing and operating Keto Domain because of the great impacts the ketogenic diet can have on quality of life.

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