Welcome to tiny tummy tales!
If you know that healthy eating is important for your kids, and you want to make that happen (at least sometimes!) with less fuss & more smiles, you’re in the right place.
From healthy development, strong immune systems, concentration in school, to encouraging life-long healthy eating habits, nutritious food plays a huge role.
But getting kids on board can be downright hard!
Mealtime battles get really old, moms feel stuck making ‘kid approved’ foods all the time, and bribing, lecturing, hiding veggies, and counting bites only makes healthy food feel overwhelming and stressful. Who has time for that?
Not to mention that hearing ‘I don’t like this’ after you’ve worked hard to get healthy food onto the table is enough to make any mom feel like giving up!
But what if it didn’t have to be so hard?
I believe that it doesn’t.
Your family can enjoy a meal together, share laughs and stories about the day, all while your kids eat whatever you decided to make, without all the fuss.
Your kids can happily eat meals loaded with veggies, and tell you ‘that was good mom!’
You can have peace of mind knowing your children are developing healthy eating habits that will stay with them for a lifetime. Not that they’ll always eat “perfectly”, but that healthy food won’t be ‘boring, gross, and only eaten when forced’.
When you join the tiny tummy tales community, you’ll find support in ditching the fuss and in making mealtimes enjoyable for the whole family.
Was it really such a lofty goal? As a young mom, it seemed like getting my kids to eat healthy food should be simple! The hardest part would be finding my way through the mind numbing jungle of advice out there on the ‘best ways to feed your family’… right? The rest would fall into place, happily eating ever after!
Enter the cherubs. As it turns out, not even all my research, pinning, and recipe attempts would translate into food from plate into stomach. Imagine! …So what’s a mom to do? The one bite rule? No dessert? Preach about the health benefits? Hide the veggies? Though I’ve certainly used all of those tactics at times, I’ve had the most success with something totally different.
I began to teach the why of healthy eating with stories & to get my kids involved in our meal preparations any way their little hands and minds could help. And as much as possible, I ditched the fuss myself. (AKA- no excessive worrying about if that green bean got eaten or not).
Our table became an enchanted story kingdom & our home a fun-loving classroom:)
And lo and behold, it has worked! Rather than dreading mealtime drama, we make food together and enjoy even veggie-filled meals of all kinds without a fuss… and you can too!
Where to start:
-To read more about how healthy eating has become an enjoyable, do-able lifestyle rather than a battle, start with this post: Get your kids to eat healthy food (happily)
-For FREE PDF kids stories involving healthy eating habits and new recipes, zip over to the tale library.
If this sounds like something you’re interested in, I’d love to have you join the tiny tummy tales community!
I’ll send you recipes and tips from tiny tummy tales to encourage and support you in your journey to health(ier) mealtime peace. Because everyone has to have a cookie or ice cream now and again.
P.s. I would love to hear from you!
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