IS YOUR FRIDGE FILLED WITH HEART-HEALTHY INGREDIENTS?
Being a parent can be hard-work at times. While doing your parental duties every day, be it keeping the house in tip-top shape or working a nine to five job, it is important to make sure your kids are keeping their bodies and minds fit and heart healthy as ever by eating the right kinds of foods.
The key is to transform the RIGHT kinds of ingredients into delicious, well-prepared meals that your kids will love tucking their mouths into. Take a look below at our top fridge-fillers to stock your shelves with, and serve up to your hungry troop of kids.
Especially for snacking and breakfast, it helps to move the healthy fruits and vegetables to the front of the fridge and shelves. That way, these are the first things your family reaches for.
Low in fat and packed with vitamins, minerals and natural energy boosting sugars, fruit is the morning and lunchtime snack that your child can enjoy throughout the day. Depending on what they prefer, fruits are both lunchbox and purse-friendly and packed full of invigorating nutrients.
Top tip: Why not cut up a bunch of your little one’s favourite fruits and pack them neatly into their lunch box? With a container of their favourite yoghurt, they can easily mix the two together and create a yummy fruit salad!
Like fruits, vegetables are low in calories and saturated fats and are an important source of nutrients. They are packed with fibre, potassium, vitamins and delicious flavours. They can also be prepared in a bunch of tasty ways. The healthiest way to eat them would be raw or steamed as boiling them will cause them to lose some of their important nutrients.
Top tip: Vegetables like carrots, cucumbers and peppers that have been cut into sticks are perfect to add to your child’s lunchbox. Throw in a yummy home-made hummus dip and they are bound to come home with empty lunch boxes and satisfied smiles.
MARVELLOUS FLORA MARGARINE
Flora Margarine is low in saturated fats and contains no trans fats at all. When you cut these two unhealthy fats out of your little one’s diet, you are giving them both a delicious lunchtime spread and improving their heart health – all at once.