When your kid loves pasta: Tips for making it more nutritious meals

If your kid loves pasta, at least you can be sure that you’re raising a little human. If not, are you even a parent?   All jokes aside though, some kids dig the Italian staple so much, it’s practically all they’ll eat. Plain pasta. Pasta with cheese. Pasta with butter. For some kids, noodles are a food group on their own.   Parents of toddlers and picky eaters know all too well just how attached kids get to something their tiny tastebuds like. Try to get them to eat anything besides their beloved pasta, and they’ll fight you every nibble of the way.   So your kids loves pasta…and it’s okay, because: According to research, it’s perfectly acceptable if your kid sticks to pasta as their staple food. Pasta like spaghetti, ravioli, and tortellini packs a nutritional punch when it comes to fibre, iron, vitamin E, and magnesium. Plus it also isn’t loaded with saturated fat, which is always welcoming news.   Of course, it makes sense that you’…
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Here’s when a vegan diet for kids is okay

We’ve recently heard the European experts recommending against a vegan diet for kids, but is it really all that bad? In this post, we’ll be taking a closer look at whether or not to keep your kid’s diet strictly vegan.   The deal with strict a strict vegan diet for kids Here’s the problem with vegan diets: they don’t contain all the essential nutrients humans need to survive. According to dieticians, the crux of a vegan diet isn’t so much about what your kids might be missing out on. It’s more about ensuring your kid’s diet is well planned out.   A vegan diet for kids can be acceptable and appropriate for kids. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics also agrees. According to AND, appropriately planned vegan diets can be nutritionally complete. The health benefits of kids following plant-based diets include things like lower obesity rates and a decreased risk of chronic diseases later in life.   How parents can make their kid’s diet more nutritious If you’re a…
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