You want your kids to eat healthy, although trying to get them to change their eating habits can be tricky. Statistics show children are eating less fresh fruit, vegetables and fish, all the while eating more fat and sugar. It’s a tough gig to change, but it’s not impossible.
Beko launched Eat Like A Pro to help parents feed their children more healthy food. As the main partner of FCBarcelona, Beko know what the top players in the world eat every day in order to perform at their best. When children see what their heroes eat, it makes healthy food exciting. Combined with Beko’s broad range of smart and helpful technologies, feeding your children healthy food at its best is made easier.
So, what are these top 5 healthy food swaps we talk about? Here are some of our favourites. Remember, they’re not only for kids - people of all ages will benefit from these healthy food swaps.
Swap your Regular Pizza Base for a Broccoli Base
It’s not often you’ll hear your children talk about how they want to eat broccoli. With this pizza base, one of the recipe’s from Eat Like A Pro by Beko, your kids are going to be asking for it all the time because it’s part of the pizza and it tastes great!
Broccoli is a great source of Vitamin C which is beneficial for your immune system. Potassium to help your heart and muscles work better and Vitamin A which is good for eye health.
Find the recipe here: http://eatlikeaprobybeko.com.au/recipe/broccoli-crust-pizza/
Swap Ice-Cream for Frozen Yoghurt Bites
Hands up who loves ice-cream. We’re guessing a few hands have gone up! While it’s not recommended to eat ice-cream daily, these frozen yoghurt bites are easy to make and healthy too. Plain yoghurt, honey and fruit of your choice is all you need and you’ll love these so much you’ll forget about the regular ice-cream.
Get this delicious recipe here: http://eatlikeaprobybeko.com.au/recipe/frozen-yogurt-bites/
Swap your Energy Drink for an Apple
You might think you need that energy drink to give you a boost, but a healthier and just as effective energy boost, is to grab an apple. While energy drinks are full of added sugars and caffeine, apples are a natural source of energy and rich in antioxidants. The carbohydrates in the fruit gives you the boost you are looking for in a healthy way.
So, next time you are looking for that energy boost, skip the energy drink and reach for an apple.
Swap your Meat Burger for a Black Bean Burger
It’s good to take a break from your regular meat burger and try this healthy swap with a Black Bean Burger. Black beans are a fantastic source of fibre, folate, potassium and folate. By swapping the meat for beans you are also skipping the cholesterol as black beans contain no cholesterol.
Not sure how to make the burger? Visit Eat Like a Pro by Beko for a delicious Black Bean Burger recipe you’ll love. You can find it here: http://eatlikeaprobybeko.com.au/recipe/black-bean-burger/
Swap from White to Wholegrains
One of the easiest swaps is choosing wholegrains over white when it comes to pasta, bread and rice. Carbohydrates are an important part of your daily meals. By swapping to wholegrains, you will also be eating a high fibre diet which is important for your health.
- Swap white pasta for buckwheat or wholemeal pasta
- Swap white bread for sourdough or wholegrain bread
- Swap white rice for brown rice
- Swap couscous for quinoa
These are our Top 5 Healthy Food Swaps, but you can find more healthy recipes over at Eat Like a Pro by Beko to inspire you to make more healthy food swaps to help you eat like a pro - http://eatlikeaprobybeko.com.au