Food is one of the most important things in our lives, and preschoolers need better food than anyone really, since their bodies are growing at an incredible rate. A diet of fresh, simple food can reduce blood pressure, hypertension, and even lower the risk of diabetes. These simple tips can help anyone—whether you’re new to the kitchen or queen of the kitchen—eat healthy this year.
More tips like these can be found in the book Food Rules by Michael Pollan.
1. Shop on the edges of the grocery store.
The middle aisles of a grocery store contain mostly processed foods. If you shop around the perimeter of the store, you’ll find all the fresh food—fruits, veggies, meats, and fresh dairy products. Refusing to go down the middle aisles unless it’s absolutely necessary will cut out 90% of your dietary woes.
2. If it comes through a window, it’s not food.
Most people are so busy during the day that it’s easy to just order something through a drive through, but that’s not food! Eliminating this kind of “food” from your preschooler’s diet can seriously help rebalance their bodies and recalibrate their taste buds, setting them up for a lifetime of success.
3. Slow down. Find what’s important.
The hardest thing to do when making transitions like this is slowing down. Our society is so fast-paced and there’s always so much to do that it’s hard to slow down and free up our schedules. However, in order to buy fresher foods and cook more at home, there has to be more time in the schedule—but it’s so hard to do with kids!
Whatever “the good life” means for you and your children, we hope a healthy diet is part of it, and we hope we can help in that process!
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