4 easy ways to encourage healthy eating in kids

Every parent knows that their desire to have their kids eat healthy food isn’t enough to actually make it happen. When begging and bribery fail, try these products out.

For the curious toddler:

Happy Family Organic Superfoods Cookbook

To celebrate 10 years of creating organic baby food goodness, Happy Family recently launched its first cookbook. Featuring 70 easy-to-follow recipes, the cookbook is the perfect companion to help you introduce your little ones to new flavors and textures before taste preferences set in and while they’re still willing to be adventurous. The coconut milk salmon with cauliflower and spinach and sweet potato and raisin pancakes were big hits in our home.

$25

For the picky eater:

Omega Mega Mouth OMG500S Juicer

If you’re already battling kids who turn their noses up at those good-for-you green veggies, a juicer may be the investment you need. Mask the flavor of kale and spinach (you know, the yucky stuff) in juices filled with fresh fruits and sweeter veggies, like carrots. Get the kids involved in trying different combos. Discovering the hits and misses are part of the fun, and all the while you’ll be filling them up with the vitamins and minerals they need, without the headache!

Plus, with a chute that is larger than most standard juicers to accommodate whole fruits and the capability to make up to 50 cups of juice before cleaning is necessary, the Omega Mega Mouth makes prep work and clean up simple. Win-win!

$149.95

For the slow riser:

Good Food Made Simple Pancake Puffs

I’m not a morning person, so I get it; some kids would rather sleep in a few extra minutes than get up and eat before school. But a good, nutritious breakfast is what kids needs to power them through until lunchtime. These yummy pancake puffs–made from scratch with farm-fresh ingredients–are small bites that provide a big nutritional punch and they’re quick to make and eat. Pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds and you’re done!

$3.99, package of 36

For the after school athlete:

Mamma Chia Organic Chia Vitality Bars

Kids involved in after-school activities can’t afford a dip in energy at the end of their school day. These superbars are packed with Omega-3s, protein, fiber, calcium and potassium, and only four grams of sugar. But all your kids will care about is how they taste, and with flavors such as Caramel & Sea Salt and Vanilla & Almond, chances are they’ll approve. Throw a couple in their backpack for a late afternoon pick-me-up.

$19.99, pack of 12

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