1-Always use fresh ingredients:
Healthy recipes for kids to come in whole grain products, such as whole wheat bread, whole grain crackers, or whole grain pasta. Fresh fruits and vegetables can be used in them, with special attention given to the nutritional content. Do not add junk food ingredients to the recipe, even if it is in the form of a salad dressing or sauce.
2-Microwave only on a lower setting:
Families that cooking with microwave ovens usually prefer to use a lower setting because they think that a higher setting will cook the food faster and at a hotter temperature. But the result is often overcooked food.
3-Avoid freezing food:
Many parents make the mistake of not using the microwave to make meals that they freeze. This not only wastes the food but also makes the food difficult to eat. The food retains water that slows down the cooking process and adds more calories than if you cooked the food directly in the microwave.
4-Drink plenty of water:
Water is the most important thing for your body to remain hydrated. Children who drink plenty of water also drink plenty of fluids to replace the extra fluids lost through sweating. However, if you do not feel well, be sure to drink a lot of water to help keep yourself hydrated.
5-Make meal options out of healthy meal recipes:
Even though eating healthy may be difficult, many meals can be made healthier by making one or two healthy changes. Instead of buying pre-packaged lunches, for example, make your own lunch with prepackaged lunches or freeze a luncheon and then cook the luncheon as you need it.
6-Plan meals at a reasonable time:
Planning meals on weekdays when you know you will be busy is sometimes too stressful, so make your child’s nutrition a priority when you know you will be able to do so. Try to plan meals before you have a lot of homework and class work, so that you will be able to incorporate healthy recipes for kids into your day.