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Getting Picky Eaters to Eat Healthy Doesn’t Just Mean Vegetables

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Eating healthy doesn’t just pertain to fruits and veggies. Grains, healthy fats and protein are just as important. We need a well-balanced diet to stay healthy. Fats, grains, protein, veggies and even sugar, all have different jobs in keeping us healthy.

My littlest doesn’t eat meat, like at all. I can get him to eat turkey dogs and a bite or two out of chicken nuggets but that’s about it. He won’t do eggs, either–he didn’t get that from me. I have to find other high protein foods for him to eat.

Grains like oats, chia, brown rice, and flax are all good protein sources. Yogurt, cheese, and milk also add protein to your diet. Beans are great and they are also high in fiber. Win, win! Don’t forget nuts, almonds are a great choice.

Smoothies with greek yogurt are a great option, plus, you can add spinach or kale for added vegetables.

These 4 Ingredient Banana Pancakes are delicious and super quick and easy to make. They are healthy and a great option for you, too. Try them with honey instead of maple syrup. YUM!

Muffins anyone? Yes, I said muffins.

Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins, to be exact! These muffins only have 125 calories and they have 5g protein! A mom’s dream–and those like me with a sweet tooth.  They are also, gluten free and can easily be changed to work for your family. Toss then in the fridge or freezer and microwave for a quick breakfast.

This is my last blog in my Picky Eater series. If you missed the first two you’ll want to check them out. I shared my 8 tips and tricks that I use with my kiddos and also shared some more delicious recipes.

Remember not to stress too much on what your kids eat. Don’t give up, stay consistent and lead by example. What works for some may not work for others.


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Hi! I'm Monica, the face behind Munchkins and Coffee.  Like most, I enjoy long walks on the beach and quiet dinners with the Mister. But let's be real, I'm a mom to 2 munchkins and to 2 4-legged kids so those things are few and far between.  I dabble in a variety of DIY projects and crafts and sell SVGs for the Cricut/Silhouette. I love to cook and bake and I'm a type 1 diabetic. Target and H-E-B are my happy places. I love to read but don't do it as much as I'd like and I'm totally guilty of binge-watching shows on Netflix, Hulu, and Prime. Coffee gets me through the day and is my "drug" of choice. 🙂 That's where the name comes in. Kids, life and all the beautiful chaos in between. So, check out my Etsy shop for SVG/cutting files for your Cricut/Silhouette and keep an eye out on here and my Facebook for my free cut files.

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