I try to make sure everyone in our family eats well, and healthy. It's one of my points of focus actually. I read labels, choose fresh, organic everything whenever I am able, and work hard to expose our little one to new and healthy foods on a regular basis.
And yet on Time Magazine's recent list of 9 Kids Foods to Avoid, I found two of their worst offenders in my own kitchen! Most of the foods on this list, in my opinion, are not big surprises. (Fruit by the Foot doesn't sound healthy, it sounds toxic.) But two of these foods to avoid--Goldfish and Earth's Best Organic Mini Waffles--are regular eats around here. Both commit the same infraction; they're way over recommended levels in their sodium content.
I won't be buying more of either, and I'm also going to have to spend a little more time reading labels again. I guess I got a little out of practice. But it is worth the time because training a palate when kids are young, sets them up for a lifetime of eating a variety of healthy things. We give them the tools now for the choices they will make later.
Any healthy snacks that are favorites around your house? Share them, please!