Kids are notoriously picky eaters and even when you can afford all of the organic vegetables in the world, how do you keep the kids from reaching from the chips instead? These 5 star moms have opened up on how they feed their kids a healthy diet, explaining what they do to keep things balanced and healthy for their growing off-spring.
Gwyneth keeps her children on a balanced diet: “We are a pretty balanced house. I mean, kids eat sugar. That’s how it goes. So we have organic snacks and we have Oreos, too, so…”
Heidi and her kids enjoy smoothies for breakfast but she often has to bribe them to get them to drink up: “We make an effort every morning – we peel pineapples, apples, lemons, bananas, kiwis, ginger and berries and we make delicious smoothies. Some of my kids don’t love it so I decided I would pay them a dollar if they finish their drink. All of the money goes into their piggy banks, they have collected a bunch of money since January 1. What’s good for them is good for me as well.”
Jennifer cooks classic meals for her children and tries to educate them on food: “I cook for my kids, and we have a garden. We try to grow whatever we can, although I can’t say we have the hugest crop in the world, but I do try to pay close attention and I do my best. But we talk about our food, we grow food, we talk about what goes into it and how hard it is. They planted it, they water it, they take pictures next to it. I’m a geek. I make everything. Roasted chicken and mashed potatoes, gravy, homemade bread, corn on the cob, you know, whatever.”
Jessica tries to feed her kids healthy organic food and keeps junk food in moderation: “I try to eat fairly healthy as far as like organic and fresh, but I don’t stay away from any foods. I don’t eat a lot of processed foods — maybe that’s kind of the biggest thing — but it’s not like I never eat processed. Like, I love chips, and I love snacks and stuff, I just don’t eat a lot of it.”
Kristin put her young babies on goats milk as an alternative to cow: “I’m not a fan of soy, and both Cam and Jax have sensitivities to cow’s milk — and unfortunately, soy and cow’s milk are the only two options for store-bought formula available right now. Goat’s milk is the closest thing out there to human breast milk. Plus, it is more easily digested than cow’s or soy milk. Giving goat’s milk to children is popular in Europe and other parts of the world. Goat’s milk is not enough, though, so Jay and I, along with our pediatrician, came up with a formula recipe for our kids.”
Category: Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristin Cavallari, Lists