Do you run into resistance when you try to serve healthier foods to your family for meals and snacks?
Healthful eating can be a challenge when you are cooking for others, especially if there are picky eaters in the family. Making good food choices and controlling portions is important for managing weight and preventing diabetes, heart disease and many other health problems.
All members of the family can benefit from eating balanced, nutritious foods. Healthful meals and snacks that focus on vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy, whole grains, lean protein and healthy fats are good choices for the whole family.
Healthful food doesn’t have to taste bland, and you don’t have to eat the same thing over and over. There are many healthful yet flavorful foods and recipes to choose from.
It can be challenging to juggle everybody’s likes, dislikes and reluctance to trying healthful foods. Here are five helpful tips to get the cook in your family started:
For more tips, go to www.choosemyplate.gov. You’ll find information about healthy eating and increasing physical activity for all ages.