Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids

Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids

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As homeschooling parents, it’s easy to be concerned about the types of foods our families are consuming on a daily basis.  Who is with me so far?

Maybe your family has gone the organic and home grown route because so many foods are filled with junk such as:

  • GMO’s
  • MSG
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Gluten

and more.  Knowledge is power!  It’s so easy to become stressed the minute you read about the latest find in our foods.  Remember the concerns about lunches in schools? Pink Slime!  At least we don’t have to worry about that issue in our homeschool, or do we?  It definitely depends on the types of foods we purchase and from where.

How can we keep our kids healthy?  What foods are truly good for them?  Well, we do know it’s important to stay away from anything high in sugars and fats.  Reading the nutrition labels is very important prior to purchasing.

What about healthy snacks?  It’s so easy to give them sugary granola bars, chips, etc.  This is most definitely not healthy and it’s not teaching them proper nutrition.  I am guilty of letting my girls have something fatty and sugary when short on time.

Have you heard of Chef Jays?

This company not only offers healthier foods (snack options) for the entire family, it’s also considered “Great Tasting Nutrition.”

What types of healthy snacks are available for kids?

Bars

These bars are by Tri-O-Plex.  You can get them in a variety of flavors:

  • Banana Walnut
  • Caramel Apple
  • Skinny Dipped Chocolate Peanut Butter

and many more flavors that sound decadent, but are actually healthy.

They also carry low sugar cookies, brownies,  and Pan Cake Mix.  The healthy snacks contain protein, fiber, etc.  No empty calories, sugars, etc.  Great for on the go.

What is your family’s favorite healthy snack?

This post was written by:

Lindsey Clair

Lindsey Clair is a homeschooling mother of three daughters. She has been married fourteen years to her best friend Ron where he is currently a Solutions Engagement Supervisor for the State of Michigan at UPS. Lindsey possesses a degree in Child Development. She hopes to pursue a degree in Marketing and Advertising in the near future. She is currently a professional blogger and freelance writer for multiple sites and enjoys working from home while homeschooling her children. Lindsey is also a musician. She currently plays the piano and flute and sings. She was formerly the children’s director at her parents church as well as on the praise and worship team. Lindsey and her family are currently in a new transition with another church and waiting on what their next move will be. Lindsey’s hobbies include reading, shopping, blogging, and hanging out with family and friends.

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