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Foodie Friday-Sneaky Foods

We all know that our children should be eating healthy. As parents we try to give or children the nutrition they need while also giving them things that are yummy. Unfortunately as consumers we are sometimes tricked into buying products because they are advertised as having healthy ingredients.

Here are some examples:
Oscar Mayer Lunchables Turkey and Cheddar-while it’s claims to contain a good amount of protein and calcium are true it doesn’t announce to the public that it’s Sodium content is almost twice the amount that a 3 year old should have in a day. Grilled chicken strips made by you is a better choice.

V8 Splash-Yes it contains Vitamins A, C and E and fruit and vegetable juices. What you don’t notice right away is that it also contains High Fructose Corn syrup and is NOT 100% juice. A good alternative is V8 Fusion which is 100% juice.

Sweetened Breakfast Cereal-OK, I admit I love Corn Pops and Frosted Flakes but I realized they weren’t doing me or my kids any good as a meal. Loaded with sugar they brought us to a crashing halt soon after enjoying their sugary deliciousness. Cheerios is an all time favorite in this house, it has a slightly sweet taste but it also contains fiber, something that other cereals just can’t claim.

We aren’t the healthiest eaters in the world but I do try to make changes that are important to my family. Do the best you can as a parent and the decision maker in the grocery store. Read nutrition labels and make informed choices.