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Healthy wraps for kids

My son's lunch

I have the misfortune of having two little boys who are picky eaters. Every once in a while I have to come up with new ways of getting fresh vegetables down their throats. 

Today, I made my son a chicken wrap (featured above).

Ingredients: small corn tortilla, homemade Taziki sauce, grilled chicken breast, tomato, and lettuce. In the side I gave him on tablespoon of taziki sauce with some chicken and slice of avocado. 

One of my favorite activities of the day is having breakfast with my son. Since he likes to fill up on milk, I started giving him water in the morning. For a healthy breakfast he had one egg and one egg white (scrambled eggs), and one piece of wheat toast with peanut butter. 

Egg yolks contain all the nutrients that eggs offer. They are healthy. It is misinformation to assert that yolks are unhealthy and should be discarded. Egg whites are good because they are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and  are a good source of protein, selenium and riboflavin. The only down side is that they are high in sodium. 

In the morning, when I make my son two egg omelette, I give him one egg and one egg white. (discarding only on yolk) I typically have a spinach egg white omelette myself. 

When preparing my own meals, and especially my children's, I try to ensure their energy sources are coming from 1/3 protein, 1/3 carbs, and 1/3 fats. I want them to learn early on how to eat healthy, delicious food within their calorie range. 

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