Fiber is a carbohydrate found in certain type of food which is indigestible by the human body. It helps in eradicating waste products along with it when it leaves the digestive system of our body.
It is believed that fiber deficiency can alone be the cause for many diseases. Hence it is important to include fiber in your child’s daily diet. Here are a few tips that would help you to add fiber to your child’s daily nutrition.
You can add spinach to salads or sandwiches or a pizza instead of lettuce. You can also add carrots to the sandwiches which would give an extra crunch to the sandwiches, and kids like that.
Children love to eat sweets, your job is to make them eat the write kind of sweets. Like as a substitute of ice cream or cake, offer them a parfaits. Mix different fresh fruits like grapes, pineapple, cantaloupe, strawberries and raspberries. Put layers of whipped cream and fruits which would make it look colorful and interesting. Your child would feel delighted and while enjoy while having healthy food.
Replace white rice and bread with whole grain bread and brown rice. They have double the amount of fiber that the regular white rice and bread and are more appetizing at the same time.
Children love to eat cookies. You can make them nourishing enough by using wheat flour and adding raisins, walnuts, pecans, currents and oatmeal. You can also make vegetarian no-bake cookies.
Sweet potatoes are a good source of healthy fibers. You can substitute those potato chips and heavy French Fries with home made sweet potato chips and fries. You can also team them up with different seasonings to make them delicious. Children love sweets and would surely love them too.
You can also find different recipe books and articles that would help you to learn how you can add more fiber to your child’s diet. Look over the internet for some interesting recipes to make eating more interesting and try them at home.