What Should Kids Eat?

This week is Every Kid Healthy Week. I know this topic well because I have 3 kids of my own and my husband has four kids. The bottom line is kids need nutrient-dense food. Childhood is the most formative time in a human's life. Their nerve synapses are forming, their body is growing, and their mind is learning. Every bite is either helping or hurting them. What did I feed my kids? The food they liked, but that was also nutrient-dense! Animals in the wild don’t have to be forced to eat certain foods! They instinctively know! I don’t think eating was ever meant to be forced or unenjoyable. Sample menu idea: Breakfast: • Eggs, avocado, and sourdough • Smoothie with kefir, berries, eggs, and honey Always lots of protein and fat in the morning! Lunch: • Sandwich with fresh turkey or chicken, avocado, and tomato. Make sure if you use mayonnaise, it is not made with canola oil. Snacks: • Carrots, jerky, cheese, berries, banana, yogurt, cucumber salad, and macadamia nuts Dinner: • Tacos with grass-fed meat • Lamb chop with a side salad and sweet potatoes • Grass-fed burgers with Caesar salad • Steak or chicken salad Dessert: • Raw cream with berries and honey It’s important to keep in mind, it might be easy in the moment to give them candy, but in the long run, it’s doing your kids a disservice. You want them to be as strong and powerful as possible! Find foods your kids enjoy but are also nutrient-dense. This goes for adults too!

Your Partner in Health, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy