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Tips for nourishing kids and building healthy meals

A rainbow plate for the miniature people and a few tips for nourishing your small ones:

  • Offer a variety of foods, even if they don’t want to eat the variety (yet, OR so they say…..), we have to work on exposing kids to different foods in order for them to learn and one day pick it up and try
  • Go for a balance of protein carbs and fats with each meal. It’s easy to lapse into carb heavy meals and finish it with a big dose of dairy to fill kids up but the balance of macronutrients (PROTEIN, CARBS, FATS) will help them thrive
  • Let kids play with their food – after all play is what being a kid is all about! Touch, feel, taste, maybe squirm their little faces up with new flavours but it’s all playful, beneficial and healthy to do so. Sure food might move across the room from time to time, but don’t sweat the small stuff, focus on making food fun.

This is a little rainbow plate with a fun, nutritious balance of protein carbs and fats, plus some snacks on the side for later.

Carbohydrates:  a variety of carbs sourced from whole grains (quinoa rice pasta), vegetables (zucchini, tomato, cucumber) and fruits (apricots, strawberries, apple) and some bonus little Currants just to sweeten the deal (kids love little bursts of flavour)

Protein :  omelette, sprouts, hummus and a variety of proteins contributed to the meal by the plant based ingredients on the plate too

Fats: grated cheese, olives and the butter or olive oil as you wish, to cook it in

You  can build up to more ingredients as you go with kids but give their meals some creativity, work with different ingredients, enjoy locally grown produce like our Australian Currants and watch their little minds and growing bodies flourish.

Jacqueline Alwill

Jacqueline Alwill, is an accredited nutritionist, author, founder of Brown Paper Nutrition and recently launched vegetarian meal delivery service Brown Paper Eats She is passionately committed to improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and families. Jacqueline is mum to her 8 year old boy - Jet.

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