by Toby Amidor in Is It Healthy?, October 7, 2012
by Toby Amidor in Back to School, Kid-Friendly, August 17, 2009
This kid-friendly and wildly popular food is often DEMANDED by kids. Should you give into to your kiddos’ requests for these bite-sized poultry pieces?
At a first glance, breaded and fried chicken isn’t the best nor is it the worst food your kid could be eating. The chicken provides some B-vitamins and protein and served with a side salad or veggies and a whole grain, it can be part of a healthy eating plan.
Much of the nutritional value in nuggets depends on who’s making them. Store-bought and fast-food varieties aren’t without their issues (see below). You can always opt to make your own breaded and baked nuggets. This helps decrease the unpronounceable ingredient list, preservatives, sodium and fat.
How many times can a kid eat chicken nuggets or fish sticks for lunch? I know a lot of kids would be happy with them day after day, but there are other healthy and yummy options out there. Would you believe that my 7-year old son now eats cucumber-avocado rolls and chicken wraps for lunch? Proof: the photo above!
Here are some tips for packing a lunch that will tease your kids’ taste buds.
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