Healthy Eating for Kids: Recipes and Nutrition Advice
9 Kids' Foods that Aren't as Healthy as They Appear
Not every food that sounds healthy for a child is as good as it appears. By Carolyn Williams, M.Ed., R.D.
The PB & J
This classic kid food is perfect for lunchboxes and last minute meals, but the traditional version on white bread leaves much
to be desired nutritionally. Commercial peanut butters are full of artery-clogging hydrogenated oils and added sugars. And
spreading on grape jelly adds an extra helping of simple sugars. It’s easy to make your sandwich a nutritional winner, though,
by using whole grain bread, natural peanut butter, and an all-fruit spread. The complex carbs and fiber in the bread combined
with the protein and good fats in natural peanut butter deliver a filling and balanced meal.