Wordless Wednesday: Healthy Eating

This week we asked: What does healthy eating look like?

(Read more about Feeding With Love and Respect and Healthy Living on our resource pages, and enjoy this week’s articles on the theme.)

From Shannon: “I think an important foundation for healthy eating is learning to make good choices. We set up this snack drawer, full of nonperishable snacks so our daughter could make her own choices from an early age. The drawer above holds things she needs help with like peanut butter, and fresh fruits and veggies are just steps away.”
Shannon blogs at Pineapples & Artichokes.

“Mama, I love eating salad!”
Carissa blogs at Mama in the Kitchen.

girls and kale
From Tracy: “My girls eating baked kale chips about 4 months ago (22 months old in the picture — a little over 26 months now) — Callie on the left, Veronica on the right.”

Momma Jorje’s girls enjoy sharing cups of yogurt.
Read more at Momma Jorje.

Charise’s 7-month-old son feeds himself multigrain toast with hummus. Mama and baby love baby-led weaning!
Charise blogs at I Thought I Knew Mama.

From Melissa: “We believe healthy eating starts with a positive food relationship. Our girls are always welcome to participate in the food process—gardening, purchasing foods, preparing meals, and of course, eating. Left to right, top to bottom: 1. choosing vegetables at the farmers market, 2. natural-duration breastfeeding, 3. eating fresh veggies from the garden, 4. enjoying the fruits of the season, 5. apple picking, 6. tasting veggies at the market, 7. shucking corn, 8. a color-filled salad, 9. washing and preparing vegetables.”
Melissa blogs at Simple Whimsy.

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From Tree: “I never thought of going straight for the heart! I believe this was a genius move.”
Tree blogs at Mom Grooves.

From Emily: “Rice and fish stick dinner. He’s got a lot of faith in that chopstick.”
Emily blogs at embrita blogging.

Josias “eating” a momsicle (made of breastmilk). He loves his milky and it is the healthiest food of all!
Dena blogs at Earth Mama Yoga.

From Jessica: “Hitting the Farmers Market is not only a fun outing but we get organic produce and support local farming! This is Nathan enjoying a ‘snowman’ carrot.”
Jessica blogs at Cloth Diapering Mama.

From Brittany: “We encourage healthy eating habits through imaginative play. Here is my son Asher getting acquainted with a felt food salad I made for him.”
Brittany blogs at Mama’s Felt Cafe.

Tell us: What does healthy eating look like in your family?

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13 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Healthy Eating

  1. PippaD @ A Mothers Ramblings  

    You have to love photos of us teaching our children healthy eating!

  2. Stacy Uncorked  

    Healthy eating is good! I wish I would have thought of the momsicle when Princess Nagger was an infant! 🙂

  3. Jenn Collins @ Monkey Butt Junction  

    Great photos! I especially love the one with the play food. We’re obsessed with play food at my house – I was when I was a child, and my son is now. Funny how things like that carry on.

  4. Nev  

    Oh no! I’m sorry for linking twice. First time round it told me it didn’t work. 🙁

    Loving the photos. 🙂


  5. Momma Jorje

    Oh my gosh, such great photos with the theme!

    Like Shannon, I try to keep healthy snacks in the fridge, where Sasha likes to look for snacks. I have to open the door, but then she picks what she’d like to eat. We keep shredded cheese, apples, cucumbers, etc.

    I am so impressed with the multigrain toast with hummus! I don’t care for hummus, but just love this photo! (I think I may need to give hummus another try, to be fair.)

    And Melissa! AMAZING! You are doing SUCH an amazing job with your girls & fresh foods!

    I dig the idea of breastmilk popsicles. I may have to give that a try this summer.

    I love ALL the photos, so cute!

  6. Melissa (MamaWhimsy)

    Lovely photos and some great ideas here. Thanks for including ours this week!

  7. Brittany@Mama's Felt Cafe  

    I think the momma popsicle and the creative use of chopsticks are my favorite photos. So many great ones on such an important topic!

  8. Jessica  

    Momma popsicle….great way to use frozen breastmilk!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great pics ladies 🙂 My Nathan was so proud he got to be on “the internet” with his snowman carrot…he was beaming when I showed this to him before preschool 🙂

  9. Sara  

    Such great ideas here! I’m going to make a drawer of healthy snacks for J tonight when we get home!

  10. Lauren  

    Mmm…hummus. We were all eating hummus yesterday. I think I might need to go raid the fridge!

    That chopstick picture is slaying me.

  11. Kat

    Great pictures!

    I love the snack drawer idea 🙂