How Healthy Eating Can Be Contagious
Now a little over a year later, we still want the absolute best for our kid. Right now, we have a twenty month old son who is currently running, climbing, and bouncing nonstop. On top of that, since he is a fast growing little sprout, he is also eating nonstop.
For the past twenty months, we've been making sure he eats as healthy as possible. As a newborn, he wasn't formula fed. We made our own baby food from fresh fruits and vegetables every day. (It was actually quite laborious, but it was fun for me.) When he did eat baby food from a jar (which was quite rare), we made sure that it was organic and didn't have a long list of preservatives or unknown chemicals on the label. Now to enhance his potential of living a healthy and happy life, we made sure that we feed him the healthiest food we can afford.
I don't want to be a hypocrite, so I lead by example and do as I say to my son. If I want him to eat healthy, I have to eat healthy myself. It would be unethical for me to tell him to not eat fast food while I myself was chowing down on a Big Mac. So as a result, the whole family has been eating pretty healthy. This is actually the healthiest period of time I've ever had.
Another cool unexpected surprise is that my son absolutely loves eating fresh food. He doesn't seem to stop eating strawberries, blueberries, mangoes, roasted zucchini, or freshly made omelets. Sometimes when we're short on time and resources, we've had to resort to using frozen vegetables, but he doesn't like it that much. There is something about the flavor or texture that he doesn't enjoy as much as something straight from the market.
Hopefully his love for fresh and healthy food lasts as long as possible.