I have my sidekick today, Emmylou, as I discuss how I get my children to eat the food I create for them
Emmylou tells us what she loves by using our food chart. She lists of multiple fruits such as blueberries, mangos, and oranges.
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In this video we are on the Graze Tray craze!
The girls, Emmylou and Virginia, help me make a Graze Tray to their liking in order to receive fantastic nutrients in a fun, organized, way! Make your own Graze Tray along with us as you watch!
From pepperoni to kale chips, the tray begins to fill up with a beautiful assortment of snacks! The really cool thing about these trays is the fact that they are simple, fun, and customizable for even the pickiest of eaters!
Healthy eating does not have to be boring, and I hope that the excitement on the girl's faces shows you how fun it is to be conscious of and interactive with your food!
Have you tried seaweed snacks? If not, swing by Trader Joe's and try them out and let me know in the comments below!
I KNOW I am not the only momma out there that feels like the kids are asking for snacks 24/7/365 a year! We have been using graze trays for awhile, and we are OBSESSED. Use an ice cube tray, a muffin tin, or a compartmentalized plastic dish. Fill each section with bite-size portions of colorful and nutritious foods and we call it a “graze tray.” The kids LOVE it! When you think of snacks, often packaged foods come to mind but this creative idea encourages more whole foods rather than packaged foods. Snacks that are good for grazing leave kids feeling satisfied but not too full. Also, graze trays takes the pressure off of the child because the child has options, and he/she may be willing to try something they normally wouldn’t touch. Come 4pm, you might find this momma stealing a few carrots from the tray!
Here are some guidelines for healthy grazing snacks:
Below are some graze tray ideas:
Hard boiled eggs, carrots (my kids are more willing to eat these if they are steamed), broccoli, dates, bell peppers, apple slices, raisins, fruit (strawberries, blueberries, peaches, grapes, bananas, etc), nuts, hearts of palm, turkey pepperoni, banana chips, kale chips, sliced turkey, cucumbers, tomatoes, popcorn, olives, pickles, dried fruit, roasted chickpeas, beans, pomegranate seeds, edamame, avocado
Also, we love a “snackle box” for trips and after school snacks!
Fill a clean tackle box with lots of yummy, whole food snacks for planes, trains, or automobile rides! Remember, keep it simple! Involve the kids! Offer a dip! Graze away!!!!
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