Fruit is a wonderful way to give your children a nutritious boost. Containing healthy antioxidants to prevent disease, as well as other nutrients to promote heart health and preserve eyesight, fruit is a delicious way to maintain a health mind and body.
The naturally-occurring sugars in fruit make it a sweet treat for any child. Try the following strategies to increase their fruit intake and decrease their intake of added (unhealthy) sugars:
– Add frozen fruit to a morning smoothie.
– Mix fresh berries into plain, unsweetened yogurt.
– Top cereal and oatmeal with freshly-cut fruit instead of heaping spoonfuls of sugar.
– Make your own “fruit roll-ups” at home by dehydrating fruit into strips.
– Add chopped apples or strawberries to a salad.
– Use unsweetened applesauce in a peanut butter sandwich instead of sugary jam.
– Have fruit for dessert instead of cookies.
– Toss a handful of local fruit into your muffin batter before baking.
What do you do to incorporate fruit into your child’s diet? Share in the comments section below!