When it comes to children and eating…there is so much to teach them. Following along with the food groups is sometimes a challenge for my girls (ages 8 and 9). They love fruits and carbs….but proteins always cause a little bit of drama. I am always looking for extra ways to sneak some protein their way…especially when we are out and about on busy days the the threat of Hanger is even a remote possibility. Hanger, if you don’t know, is when hunger and anger intersect and you become a completely different person than normal – almost monsterlike.
Tips to Prevent Hanger in Children (And Adults Too)
1. Make sure your children eat regularly scheduled meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), as well as a morning and afternoon snack.
2. Start your day with a quality breakfast fit for kings. Make sure you include protein with the first meal of your day. Eggs and greek yogurt are excellent options to include in your breakfast rotation.
3. Keep emergency food on hand! Raw nuts, granola bars, jerky, trail mix, an apple, or a reusable container of dry cereal are all excellent options that are easy to carry, wholesome, energizing, and yummy to consume.
When you begin to suspect that your child is experiencing hunger, go ahead and give them a snack before the hanger monster rears her ugly head. It is easier to prevent hanger than it is to cure it!
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