Getting more fruits and veggies into my children’s diets is one of my top priorities when I’m serving meals and snacks.
There was a time, when I only had young children, when I was more concerned that everything be 100% organic (milk, meat, produce). The result of this mindset was that we could afford very little produce.
I thought that I was doing the best for my family by spending the majority of our grocery money on organic meat and milk. But in retrospect, I can see how my thinking was majorly flawed.
The USDA MYPLATE recommendations are that half of your plate (meal) be fruits and veggies. So basically, I was getting half of our family’s diet wrong.
We were sick all.the.time. You can read more about those eating misadventures here.
Today though, I want to talk about how to make sure you are getting more fruits and veggies into your children, even on the very busiest of days.