Originally Posted by jack123
Lot of kids these days crave for pizzas and burgers. What do you do then. Do you give it to them. All these things and colas and candys are very bad for kids health. We need to put them into a habit of eating fruits and freshly prepared healthy food. But how do you inculcate this in a child.
How are pizza and hamburgers junk food? We make them here for dinner quite often. I'm usually a cook everything from scratch kinda gal, and I don't see a problem with either of those meals. Not one bit. While it may take a few hours to make a pizza because of letting the crust rise three times, it's pretty easy otherwise. Burgers are easier because you mix up the meat with what you put in it, make up the patties and let them sit in the fridge for a couple hours, but either way both are good, healthy choices for supper.
You are aware that pizza and hamburgers both are freshly prepared, in the home, many times, right? If you don't know how to do that at home, I'll be glad to tell you.
I make most of our junk food type snacks here too. One good one is either pita or tortilla chips. Simply cut the pita bread, or tortilla in quarters, fry it in a bit of olive oil QUICKLY (less than 10 seconds each side) and drain on paper towels.
The pizza we have, I make from scratch. Crust, sauce, mix pork and spices for sausage, etc. The burgers are made from hamburger meat, bbq sauce, spices, bread crumbs, etc. I usually even make our bread. One of my kids favorite snacks is bread with garlic spread. I make a loaf of bread every day, leave it sliced on the table and wrapped up, then I set two sticks of butter out, roast 4 heads of garlic and mix that with the softened butter. I leave that by the bread. They walk by, pick up a piece and spread it with the butter and walk off with it.
Is it healthy in terms of "from scratch and made at home"? Yes. Is it healthy in terms of "the American Heart Association"? No. But then you would probably be hard pressed to find anything that is healthy in terms of the latter that would appeal to kids.