Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Super Healthy Kids

There is a blog that I am a huge fan of called Super Healthy Kids. The owner of the blog, Amy, has a goal of teaching her kids, and yours, super healthy eating habits. I am totally amazed at the fruits and vegetables her kids will eat. And she never hides or disguises what they are eating. She's my Veggie Mama Hero.

And she has created a super cool Healthy Habits Plate to help kids identify how much kids should be eating from the food groups. I bought both girl's their own plate and as soon as we got them in the mail the first thing they made me do was label them with their names. Then they had to try them out.



Since the veggie portion of the plate is the largest, they started going through the fridge and cabinets looking for fruits or veggies that can fill the space. Awesome!

And the best part of it is that the plates are only $4.99 each and she has a really low shipping price ($1.00 I think).

So you can go to Walmart and buy your kid a character plate like Dora or Tinkerbell for the same price OR you can buy a Healthy Habits Plate from Amy and teach your kid's nutrition habits that they will carry on with them for the rest of their lives. That is a no-brainer to me!! lol

Make sure you check out Amy's blog for cool recipes, I always do!

By now y'all know that I love to share products and websites that I love and I have been wanting to write this post for awhile. And you know if I love it, you will too! So go check it out!

2 comments:

Intergalactic Expanding Panda said...

Sometimes old ideas are good ideas.

http://static.naturehills.com/earlyitalianprunetree/

I'm not sure about Texas but these trees mature VERY quickly and produce a ton of fruit.

In the drink category popular in Merida, Yucatan, MX is an iced tea based based on hibiscus. You can buy it in the US under the name "Red Zinger". I'm not sure on cost vs soda. This is one of those cases where parents of "kool-aide" kids are at least doing something right since real sugar actually triggers the body's full sensor, where high fructose corn syrup does not.

Chocolate soy milk is typically sold without high fructose corn syrup, and for flavor I mix it with rice milk. Kids are happy, they get two grains in one, and their sugar consumption is cut in half.

In the import snack class, you have things made with sweet rice.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutinous_rice

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mochi
the availability of aftermarket (goodwill) breadmakers lends it self well to making Mochi. Daifuku is based on mochi. If you're not hip to sweet bean paste use a strawberry or other fruit. Kids get excited about eating imported snacks, more so if they helped in the kitchen, and they are not eating sugar coated sugar.

I'm trying to remember the name of a sesame butter based snack. I'm sure it'll come to me later. Halva
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halva

Tons of choices for healthy snacks.

Holly said...

This is great!! Thanks for sharing!