A Teenagers Diet
Having trouble with your teenager’s diet? Me too! My son is about to turn seventeen, and with a job, the use of my car, and some money in his pocket, my car has never seen so many fast food parking lots! Oh and I can’t leave out all the Circle K stops he’s been making and it isn’t for the gasoline. Yes, that Iphone tracker has been coming in pretty handy!
Bottom line – there isn’t a whole lot we can do about it, we cannot be around to watch everything they put in their mouth. We can teach our kids that every thing they eat has consequences on their health good or bad, but then there comes a point we have to back off and let them learn for themselves, even if it’s the hard way. If you haven’t been following my blog for very long, I was the biggest junk food junkie there was and when my son was barely out of kindergarten, I used to drag him on my junk food runs all the time. My health was a disaster and I was unknowingly dragging him down the same path I was on. Once I saw the light, I went into overdrive trying to reverse all the damage (it’s not easy to one day just strip a child of their favorite cereal and donuts for dessert) but we did it. For the most part he loves eating healthy and he even asked me to keep him on track, which is where this smoothie comes in. Getting all of this nutrition into him in the morning makes me feel much more relaxed about those Circle K donuts, or hotdogs, or gummy bears he’s eating. If your child is new to juicing or smoothies, I suggest putting in tropical flavors (pineapple, banana, etc) it covers the flavors of the greens perfectly.
More videos with my son to come as he will help me share some of his favorite foods and in case you missed it last month, I included a video below of Dominick making broccoli cheese soup. Oh and I talk through my videos so have your sound on 🙂 Coming up next week….(healthier) vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting!