Archive | March, 2013

Awesome Kid & Adult-friendly recipes

1 Mar

Like many, I love watching NBC’s Biggest Loser. It is inspiring, motivational and simply, it makes my heart happy to see people fighting for their health. On the show’s website, I came across a section for “Kid-Friendly Recipes” and liked the name immediately. Parents are responsible for educating their children on healthy eating habits and the first step is to lead by example. REMEMBER, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR CHILD’S HEALTH and a great step you can take towards the right direction is to provide them with notoriously well-balanced and tasty foods.

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The ones that caught my eyes especially are:

152112910_0Garlic & Chive Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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Sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamin C, potassium and B6. But it outweighs regular potatoes as a fantastic source of Vitamin A and beta-carotene. It also has more dietary fiber to help the digestive system.

140758590_0Creamy Carrot Soup
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Carrot is one of the top super foods. But it’s often hard to incorporate it into our kids’ diets besides the usual raw baby carrot sticks (and that’s if your kid actually eats them)! Some benefits are: Improved vision (rich in beta-carotene), cancer prevention (Falcarinol, a natural pesticide produced), great for preventing infections, healthy teeth and gums (consumed raw) and much more!

This recipe is also create because the low-fat buttermilk substitute over your typical cream-based soups.