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  • Genre:COOKING
  • SubGenre:Methods / Quick & Easy
  • Language:English
  • Pages:107
  • eBook ISBN:9781483554174

How to Get Your Kids to Beg for Veggies

Quick & Easy Hidden Veggie Recipes the Whole Family Will Love

by Leann Forst, Mba, Chhp

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STRESS-FREE HEALTHY FOOD YOU CAN FEEL GOOD ABOUT SERVING The Standard American Diet is sadly becoming the source for an array of chronic childhood illnesses. As children’s bodies develop they need a foundation of health that includes the nutrition that they get from eating vegetables. We all want our children to be healthy but many times, our busy lives leave us struggling to put healthy meals on the table in a reasonable amount of time. This book solves the problem of providing quick, healthy meals for picky eaters or anyone struggling with what to serve for dinner. Leann takes the burden off of moms that want to feed their family good nutrition without the hassle of added preparation. By using veggies in the form of baby food, organic vegetable powders and other tricks, Leann sneaks additional nutrients into family favorite recipes in a snap - making picky eaters a thing of the past and bringing harmony to the dinner table. Some of the recipes that you will get in this cookbook include: • Creamy Pumpkin Oatmeal • The Best Beet Gingerbread Muffins • Easy Veggie Pasta Casserole • Savory Turkey Veggie Meatballs • Secret Ingredient Mac & Cheese Cups • Super Sloppy Joes • Kid’s Salsa Enchiladas • Pizza Pocket Sandwiches • Mom’s Meatloaf • Better-Than-State-Fair Chilidogs • Family Favorite Lasagna • Gooey Double Cheesy Quesadillas • Secretly Stuffed Peppers • Whole Grain Beet Rice Krispy Treats • Chocolate Superfood Muffins • Sweet Potato Brownies • Paleo Brownie Pancakes • Banana Lime Cream Pie


The Standard American Diet or S.A.D. is what most Americans eat these days. And there’s a reason that it’s abbreviated S.A.D. If you were to list the factors that increase the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, digestive disorders – just about any illness, including most childhood illnesses – the standard American diet has them all: High in animal fats. High in unhealthy fats: saturated and hydrogenated. A diet that is low in fiber and highly processed. We all want the best for our children and healthy kids are a top priority. But the statistics are not good: • Autism is now diagnosed in 1 in 50 children There is 200 times more autism than there was 30 years ago. There is emerging evidence that autism is an epigenetic disease which means that genes turned on to become disruptive due to our toxic environment and food supply. • Attention Deficit Disorders are 1 in 10 • Asthma and allergies are 1 in 8 Asthma has been increasing since 2001, and now is at its highest level. • Childhood obesity is 1 in 3 One of the most alarming things I’ve read came from former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, who characterized the threat as follows: “Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will be less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than their parents”. We need to turn this thing around. All of these childhood diseases have at least one commonality. There is a gut connection. When the gut is suffering from inflammation caused by processed food, pesticides, herbicides and toxins it leads to malabsorption of nutrients. One of the ways that I teach my clients to fight chronic illness is to ditch the Standard American Diet and opt for real food. This book is meant to help busy moms put real food on the table fast. By cutting out processed, chemically-laden food and adding in more nutrients through clean, whole foods your children will inherently be healthier which can help set them up for a future that is free of disease.

About the author

Leann Forst, MBA, CHHP, is a principal at Groovy Beets Natural Family Health, which provides individual and group health counseling as well as health education programs and products. Leann holds a Master’s degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and a Bachelor of Science from Upper Iowa University. She is also a board certified Integrative Nutrition Health Practitioner and has studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Groovy Beets Natural Family Health helps families reduce symptoms from chronic illness through nutrition. Leann is honored to serve at Medical City Hospital Dallas, where she will provide continuing education to over 600 school nurses. She also volunteers on the Frisco I.S.D. School Health Advisory Committee to bring health initiatives to over 53 schools through nutrition and activity programs. Please visit GroovyBeets.com for additional information.