If you are a regular visitor to our site, you may have noticed a decrease in nutrition activity! That is due to the new bundle that entered our family’s life on June 6, 2011. John “Jack” Douglas McDaniel is here, and weighed in at 6 lbs and 11 oz. Here is my first TV appearance back, perhaps a little sooner than I should have attempted! Jack begins crying half way through our segment, and I loose all train of thought…so here are the tips in print. 🙂 SMALL Changes to Health”ify” Summer Foods for your Kiddos 1) Add lean meats to hamburgers: Adding ground turkey breast to 80% lean ground beef , cuts fat and saturated fat in 1/2 and calories by 1/3. 2) Choose Better Buns: Check out the new ” flat out ” Healthy Grain – Harvest Wheat wraps for a a better bun which increases fiber from 0 to 6 grams. 3) Grill Vegetables! Simply changing a cooking technique, like grilling instead of steaming, may make vegetables more appealing to kids. 4) Expand their Condiment Repertoire: Mix light mayo and avocado for a healthy spread…tell them to “slime” up their burgers. 5) Grill Fruit! Instead of having ice cream as the main dessert dish, use light ice cream as a condiment on top of grilled peaches or grilled bananas.

Jennifer McDaniel

Jennifer McDaniel is a Registered Dietitian, Media Spokesperson, and co-author of Prevention's Mediterranean Table Cookbook. She and her team of Registered Dietitians aim to help their clients go further, make change last, and unlock their potential. She lives in St. Louis, MO with her husband, and three young sons. If you are interested in working with Jennifer, please visit our contact page.