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  1. Balance   
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  1. Meal Planning   
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  1. Parenting   
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  1. Clean Eating   
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  1. Gluten Free   
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  1. Cheat Day   
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WIAW: The Kid Edition

Just as often as I am asked, "Isabel, what do you eat each day?" people also ask me...

"Isabel, what do you feed your kids every day?"

The answer is quite simple...

My children eat exactly what I eat. The same delicious food I share and teach in Beyond Diet.

I guess for many people that’s a bit of a shock, since, as a society, we’re so accustomed to our children eating fast food, convenient processed food, and treats like candy, cake and ice cream. (By the way, my kids don’t ever eat stuff like that. Yes, you heard me correctly, never ever.)

Call me an extremist, call me unrealistic, but here is my theory on feeding my children the way I do:

Right now they are still young - 3½ and 1½ to be exact - so I am laying down the foundation of their eating habits, their likes and dislikes, and teaching them that regardless of what goes on in the outside world, at home, we eat healthy. This is a lesson I hope they take into their teen years and adulthood and in a nutshell it's this...

The foundation of your nutrition starts at home, and if you can’t control anything else, you CAN control the food that’s inside your house.

So back to a typical day for my children. I decided to take a ton of pictures of my oldest, Christian, since Marcos (my youngest) eats meals that look almost exactly the same (and Christian is a more willing participant when it comes to pictures). I also know that pictures speak louder than words and visuals may help you get ideas for your own family meals.

Here's what just a few of Christian’s meals look like...

Breakfast

I like to let Christian choose his own breakfast some mornings (with no input from me). This picture shows one of those mornings. Christian chose a hard-boiled egg, cucumbers, avocado, and Brazil nuts.

Another breakfast favorite for Christian is eggs with fruit on the side.

Some days I make a delicious smoothie that we both love! I make it with homemade coconut milk, frozen blueberries, banana, Great Lakes gelatin protein, and raw honey.

School Lunch

This may be Christian's first year of school, but I feel like I've already mastered the art of packing a school lunch. Here's what I typically send to school with Christian for his lunch and snack:

  • Applegate Farms organic grass-fed hot dog
  • peas cooked in coconut oil
  • cucumbers
  • blueberries and homemade jello
  • Almond Flour Raisin Cookie
  • coconut water
Lunch at Home

Christian isn't at school every day, though, so here's what a typical "at-home" lunch looks like:

  • Nitrate- and nitrite-free bacon from U.S. Wellness Meats (He devoured 4 pieces of bacon before I was able to take the picture...he LOVES bacon.)
  • Cucumbers (Noticing a trend? Cucumbers are his favorite veggie.)
  • Julienne carrots
  • Homemade Blueberry Popsicle (These are another favorite...for breakfast, lunch, and dessert.)
Dinner

Dinner is always eaten at home and is another healthy and delicious meal. In this picture, Christian is eating...

  • 2 grilled grass-fed burgers (I make his burgers small...he thinks it's so much fun.)
  • Cucumbers (Seriously, he is a BIG fan of cucumbers.)
  • Peas cooked in coconut oil
  • Homemade French Fries

Here are a few guidelines I follow when feeding my children:

1. Choose foods that are natural and clean (the exact foods in Beyond Diet). No processed foods! There are not many boxed items in my pantry or refrigerator, and there is nothing with added processed sugar, MSG, high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils.

2. No wheat or gluten. I truly believe many children are suffering from increased illnesses, difficulty learning and sitting still, and digestive and weight problems due to the nasty effects of wheat and gluten. My children have never had either of these ingredients and it has never been an issue at all.

3. We all eat the same food. My husband and I want to teach them what being healthy is by leading by example. They see us eat natural foods, drink water, and move our bodies daily. I’ll never forget my pediatrician’s words, "They most often do not hear what you say, but they will always SEE what you do."

Do you struggle with getting your kids to eat healthy foods?

Categories

  1. Healthy Eating   
       9 posts
  1. Balance   
       4 posts
  1. Meal Planning   
       3 posts
  1. Parenting   
       2 posts
  1. Clean Eating   
       2 posts
  1. Gluten Free   
       2 posts
  1. Cheat Day   
       1 posts
  1. Inspiration   
       1 posts
  1. Guest Post   
       1 posts

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