Help... I need some ideas for healthy preservative and dye free kid friendly recipes!
Hello. I am new to this group, but would love to hear some of your favorite recipes that your kids actually like to eat that are HEALTHY, preservative free, dye free, and possibly organic as well. I think we are pretty healthy overall and have a good variety of foods and tend to eat natural, unprocessed foods... but this can get expensive and I am just not very creative on putting together meals. My husband accuses me of having boring meals of a protien, a vegetable, and some kind of healthy carbohydrate and fruits. Each item is usually separate, and a lot of times my kids just won't eat the vegetables or the protein. Sometimes the dish just appears too "adult" as well and the kids look at it like I am crazy.
We have a nephew that is allergic to food dye (red) and this causes him to feel ill and hyper when he ingests even a little. Our 5 year old son, seems to have some similarities to his cousin and I am wanting to see what happens to all of us health wise if we can eliminate these things from our diet completely. Honestly, I don't know how to completely do this, have my kids eat it, and have the family accept it, let alone enjoy it. I've heard the phrase that if the food was created in a lab or has ingredients from a lab that you will end up in a lab too eventually. I thought this was a great phrase to remember regarding how many food companies are creating an addicted population of children and adults to additives, processed foods, refined flours and sugars, preservatives, dyes, and in general creating a major health crisis by something that we all have to do everyday to survive... EAT! But are nutritionally starving while becoming more and more unhealthy from obesity, diabetes, cancers all while being addicted to the things that are making us sick.
I would love to hear your recipes to be able to start a list of kid friendly, healthy meals and snacks. I'm looking for all meals too... so breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! :) Thanks!