How to End Your Child’s Obsession with Junk?

By Nmami Agarwal     02-Sep 2018

How to End Your Child’s Obsession with Junk?

Kids are more prone to acquiring habits than elders as their brains don’t develop impulse control so early. Therefore, early exposure to junk food leads to unhealthy eating habits and might prove to worsen obsession later in life. If the kids are more exposed to junk foods from an early stage of life, there are more chances of health problems in the future.

The best way to keep your kids away from junk food and keep them healthy is not to restrict the option of junk food altogether. Instead, provide them with more access to healthy food options like homemade treats interestingly made with fruits and vegetables. Your kids are not going to binge on broccoli and eat strawberries until and unless you are going to place such foods on their plates. If your kids are so used to have junk foods all the time then, try to implement some tips and tricks to make them eat healthily. In this manner, your kids won’t be left with any other option. So, here’s what to do, if your kids are head over heels with junk!

  • Expose your kids to a variety of healthy foods: Kids are exposed to always eating junk like chips, biscuits, cakes and fast foods. So, to handle it carefully, expose kids to whole range of colourful foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains and brown rice. The moment your kids will get exposure to such food, they will eventually like to have it.

  • Focus on homemade treats: It’s true that homemade treats are less likely to let kids love junk foods. By cooking at home, you have an advantage of portion control which let your kid encourage eating more homemade food. Also, it’s the perfect way to get your kids involved in eating healthy. In fact, you can also teach them about foods while cooking at home. Later, you will see how naturally they tend to learn the importance of eating healthy.

  • Turn veggies into heroes for health: Don’t give up on the possibility that your kid will eat veggies. Be consistent and include a variety of vegetables by the time, and tell them some stories about how they are superfoods and even superheroes derive their powers from them. After all, veggies have all the antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that the body needs the most. In case, your kids hate vegetables, try giving them finely grated veggies in homemade treats, veggies like eggplants, spinach tomatoes, onions, and mushrooms.

  • Practice mindful eating: Kids spend most of their time in front of the television and computer screens than even while eating meals of the day. So, firstly you must stop this mindless eating habit. So, sit down with them and talk about how healthy foods help the body to grow and stay strong by giving them good examples. Else, make them sit down with the whole family and focus on what they’re eating, and teach them to be mindful.

  • Be a role model: If by any chance, you are not eating healthy, don’t expect your child to eat healthy because kids learn through imitation. So, it will be great if you teach your kid some healthy eating rules by practicing them yourself. If you’ve got the parents doing it and it’s the child’s plate, it will work. Whereas, don’t make the fuss if they don’t wish to eat it, try to repeat the dishes with some variations. If they get exposed to the healthy foods, then eventually they will learn to eat them and might even.

Over to you

Kids are smarter than we often give them credit for. Every child is unique, so you need to focus on adopting unique ways to help them make healthy food choices. Make a lot of healthy homemade snacks so that they never feel that they never feel deprived of enjoying tasty delicacies.

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Pinaca is a traditional Goan sweet dish. This dish is made by Goan rice, jaggery and plenty of

coconut. Pinaca are usually made into sweet balls and can be consumed all year long. This simple

sweet dish is easy to make yet high in nutrient value.

Nutritional value

Pinaca balls are high on nutrition as they contain jaggery, which is good source of iron, naturally

occurring B vitamins, minerals like phosphorus, zinc, calcium and copper. Coconut contains lauric

acid, which helps to increases good HDL cholesterol, also cytokinin’s present in coconut have showed anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic effects.

Ingredients

40 grams Goan rice flour

¼ fresh coconut

1 tablespoon Jaggery

1 tablespoon desiccated grated coconut

Pinch of cardamom powder

Nuts (optional)

Coconut water (optional)

Calories- 217 kcal

Carbs- 28.6 grams

Protein- 1.9 grams

Fats- 10.3 grams

Course- Dessert

Method

First take the Goan rice and dry roast it on a tawa or pan.

Cool the rice and later powder them in a grinder

Now take jaggery, crush it and grind it along with coconut, also add pinch of cardamom

powder. Grind them on a round grinding stone if possible, otherwise just use a grinder.

Take this mixture out and keep adding flour, a little at a time and just mix it well with your

hands. Add coconut water if needed.

Mix well and form small balls out of this mixture.

Nuts can also be added to the mixture. (optional)

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Pinaca recipe is easy to make and come out with sweet results. So, make this nutritious recipe for

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Amla scientifically called Phyllanthus emblica or more commonly Indian gooseberry. It can be put to innumerable uses like in culinary, shampoos, hair oils and in ayurvedic medicines. This amla churna or powder can be put to many uses like it can be taken with water for wonderful results, make amla tea using this powder, add it to curries, or consume with lemon and honey.

Nutritional Values

Amla has high contents of ascorbic acid (vitamin-c) flavonoids, Ellagic acid and Gallic acid. It helps in reducing blood sugar level in the body. High in digestive fibre content. Prevents hair loss and greying of hair. Helps in curing sore throat and prevents constipation.

Ingredients

200 grams amla

Calories- 116 kcal
Carbs- 27.4 grams
Proteins- 1 gram
Fats- 0.2 gram

Methods

After through washing, cut and dry the amlas in direct sunlight for few days till they are completely dry.

After the juice is evaporated completely, transfer the dried amla in a grinder and blend it coarsely.

Sift the amla powder through a sieve to achieve smooth powder.

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Store this powder in an airtight container.

Use every day as needed.

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