Do you go grocery shopping with your kids? Recently on an outing to the store, I took my kids and told them to choose some snacks. Now these children have lived with me for their whole lives and they already know my anal organic tendencies. Yet still they were picking crappy snacks.
I had hopes of them grabbing healthy goods and happily skipping over to the cart, shunning the bulk candy bins as we passed.
It might be karma. I tortured my own mom by begging for twinkies. She was nicer than I am and gave in. When I would get in trouble she’d toss my Twinkies.
There was a lot of Twinkie tossing.
Like all parents, I think my kids are super smart. But they were so mesmerized by the unhealthy snack options that I thought this is the frustration many parents deal with and maybe finally just give up and give in.
Let’s face it, unhealthy snacks taste good. And kids know it. The alternative is sometimes better used as a disciplinary tool.
“If you don’t finish your homework, you’ll be eating lentil loaf for dinner!”
So what’s a parent to do?
Over at Attune Foods, the awesome sponsor of this here post, I have a few suggestions to
trick help your kids snack a little healthier, like 1. Don’t try to make them love something they hate. I’ve had so much practice with that one.
I hope you find them helpful and I’m really really hoping you’ll see all the yummy good-for-you products that will help you accomplish my #3 suggestion. (Don’t ya wanna go take a look now?!)
Please make me feel better and tell me if you too struggle getting your kids to eat healthy. All forms of snark are encouraged and applauded.