You don’t need to look further than your local soccer field or hockey arena to see that there is something drastically wrong with the way kids eat today. When it comes to food, the expectations set for kids are very different from those many adults set for themselves.
Many times parents don’t worry about picky eaters until it’s too late. Once you already have a picky eater, it’s much more difficult to change the way your child looks at food. The good news for parents who haven’t yet started solids is that you can do a whole lot to prevent picky eating by the way you introduce first foods.
In the past decade baby food has under gone a health makeover. It’s not that parents haven’t always been concerned with what was going into their baby’s mouths, it’s just that the research wasn’t always steering them in the right direction.
When it comes to early feeding methods, the focus has long been on the breastfeeding versus formula debate. Supermodels like Gisele Bundchen and Miranda Kerr have gone so far as to make the belfie (breastfeeding selfie) popular, while other celebrities including J.Lo and Brooke Shields have been proud to speak out about formula and doing what works for you.
Before you start self-feeding it’s important to know that choking and gagging are two different experiences.
Frittatas are a perfect consistency for kids to handle and they’re packed with protein, healthy fats, and nutrients. For younger kids, chop the veggies into smaller pieces. Don’t feel married to the veggies mentioned here. Feel free to experiment with what you have on hand.