DO YOU FEEL THAT YOUR KIDS HAVE A FOOD ISSUE?
Do they eat little and only French fries with shakes? Do they refuse to try new flavors? Maybe it’s time to venture new recipes, easy cooking meals that your kids are going to love.
That is why I created a new category in my blog named: “RECIPES FOR KIDS”.
With a little effort and a lot of faith I believe that my recipes will help our “picky” little fellows to find joy in their plates. Good luck!
Children need a balanced diet, enriched with vitamins and minerals to fulfil their body’s needs for a healthy growing up.
The Greek diet is characterized by higher intakes of plant foods and fish, moderate intake of wine and lower intake of animal products.
Most frequently consumed items in this winning diet included garlic, watermelon, steamed fish and boiled chicken.
The Greek diet is a rich source of antioxidants, mono-unsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, and relatively low in saturated fats.
Antioxidants help reduce oxidative damage to the body caused by free radicals, mono-unsaturated fats help to lower cholesterol and omega-3s are believed to help protect the heart.
Fibre can help lowering cholesterol, blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors.
The art of traditional Greek cooking is to take a fresh ingredient and do the least possible to it. Refined and processed foods don’t have a place in the mediterranean diet as they don’t help a healthy heart.
If we must choose just one key-ingredient for the Greek diet, that would be the GREEK OLIVE OIL.
Olive oil is one of the “healthy” fats. It’s a monounsaturated fat. This type of fat can actually lower the LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and in 2004, the FDA recognized that replacing other fats with olive oil can help reduce heart disease risk.
Greek Food Diet can cut your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer by 25%!
Follow my next post to find out seven (7) steps to a happy, healthy kid….