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I love mac-n-cheese, skettie....any kinda noodles, pizza, hot dogs, chicken nugs or strips, oddly unsweetened water only oatmeal with raisens topped with fresh blueberries, and more things that are not a healthy balanced diet when I am in my middle space.   Being big means I eat better but I find stress pulls my middle to the surface more and more which then inturn impacts my diet and then adversly my health.  Your body can only handle mac-n-cheese for so many meals in a row before it starts to effect you.  So to help counter that I make small adjustments to my middle foods to help me stay healthy...well healthier than if I didn't try.  Oh and I am NCGI(Non Celiac Gluten Intolerant), though I may as well be celiac.

 

I add nutritional yeast to anything that normally has cheese in or on it.  It has about 8grams of protein per 2 Tbsp.  That is a big help when the things you love have little to no protein. This seed mix of chia, hemp, and flax seeds I add to my oatmeal and salads(I love a huge mixed veg salad on greens regarless of my head space) and there are 4 grams protien for every 2 Tbsp.  

 

A favorite snack is a Peanut butter banana roll up? burrito? thingy.  Take a gluten free tortilla (I like Mission brand as they are soft like reg torts) smear peanut butter or nut butter of choice all over it and take a peeled banana, whole, and lay on one edge and then use the tortilla to roll it in. Sometimes I add the seed mix to this too as well as raisens.

 

What do you all do to make your foods more nutritious?

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Unfortunately Little Food from what I read is absolute 'junk food'. Salt, Sugar and more Carbs... 90% of people eating that without a high metabolism will be 50-100 lbs overweight inside of the age of 18 to 25.

 

You have to make healthy food and throw the junk food out. Avocados with the right chips(make 1 healthy item and 1 unhealthy item) like salty Tortilla Chips and Avocado. Organic Strawberries(add whip cream) ... For meat, organic chicken and no boxed nuggets! Take some chicken cook it in a healthy sauce and make it Italian... Add some Tomato Sauce, Basil, Oregano, Olive Oil, spices etc... Make it unique! On and on and on and on and on and on!

 

For breakfeast throw on some blueberries over some oatmeal(not the ready made kind) and go at it.

 

If all this is too much you're going to have a very sick, little and THERE is nothing wrong with Fat Food, Sugary Food. In moderation! I would go into the kitchen throw away all the oreos, boxed garbage, pre-packaged junk food. That stuff = the grave in 20 years or diabetes/cancer/heart disease. That's not loving your Little/Middle!

 

Fresh Food that doesn't sit on a shelf or in a freezer for 3 months is the kind you're looking for organic preferably and if you can't afford it or if it's too much trouble go 'simple' and keep the calories down. Love is about taking care of those you love if my Little Sat on a PC till 8am playing the Sims I would being doing something detrimental to her.

 

Ultimately though that's your life or their life choice what you allow and don't allow. I've seen the outcome of unhealthy living. I use to make a deal with one of my GodKids if they ate junk I'd make them do 100 pushups and situps. It was better than nothing cause I couldn't stop them from eating it. They recently lost 75 lbs from being very sickly overweight and high blood pressure at 21.

 

(I ate unhealthy for many years it causes acid reflux, high inflammation, IBS, it causes acne, damages the teeth/arteries/the shortage of nutrition hurts the bones/gums/eyes/skin health... You will look 20 years older than you are in 5 to 10 years) Unfortunately eating well is WORK and very adulty(but it's worth it)

 

if you want to splurge, drink tea and have a FEW cookies/a Pastrie with it and enjoy life... Be Happy and smile. Eat Dark Chocolate. . . I have seen first hand people kill themselves and relationships with food FYI

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Unfortunately Little Food from what I read is absolute 'junk food'. Salt, Sugar and more Carbs... 90% of people eating that without a high metabolism will be 50-100 lbs overweight inside of the age of 18 to 25.

 

You have to make healthy food and throw the junk food out. Avocados with the right chips(make 1 healthy item and 1 unhealthy item) like salty Tortilla Chips and Avocado. Organic Strawberries(add whip cream) ... For meat, organic chicken and no boxed nuggets! Take some chicken cook it in a healthy sauce and make it Italian... Add some Tomato Sauce, Basil, Oregano, Olive Oil, spices etc... Make it unique! On and on and on and on and on and on!

 

For breakfeast throw on some blueberries over some oatmeal(not the ready made kind) and go at it.

 

If all this is too much you're going to have a very sick, little and THERE is nothing wrong with Fat Food, Sugary Food. In moderation! I would go into the kitchen throw away all the oreos, boxed garbage, pre-packaged junk food. That stuff = the grave in 20 years or diabetes/cancer/heart disease. That's not loving your Little/Middle!

 

Fresh Food that doesn't sit on a shelf or in a freezer for 3 months is the kind you're looking for organic preferably and if you can't afford it or if it's too much trouble go 'simple' and keep the calories down. Love is about taking care of those you love if my Little Sat on a PC till 8am playing the Sims I would being doing something detrimental to her.

 

Ultimately though that's your life or their life choice what you allow and don't allow. I've seen the outcome of unhealthy living. I use to make a deal with one of my GodKids if they ate junk I'd make them do 100 pushups and situps. It was better than nothing cause I couldn't stop them from eating it. They recently lost 75 lbs from being very sickly overweight and high blood pressure at 21.

 

(I ate unhealthy for many years it causes acid reflux, high inflammation, IBS, it causes acne, damages the teeth/arteries/the shortage of nutrition hurts the bones/gums/eyes/skin health... You will look 20 years older than you are in 5 to 10 years) Unfortunately eating well is WORK and very adulty(but it's worth it)

 

if you want to splurge, drink tea and have a FEW cookies/a Pastrie with it and enjoy life... Be Happy and smile. Eat Dark Chocolate. . . I have seen first hand people kill themselves and relationships with food FYI

 

I second this. Everything is better in moderation.

 

Also, as a little, anything is "little food" if you put it on a cute plate or have your CG cut it for you.  :D

 

 

 

 

Junebug x.

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I pack S’s lunch for work and include a KIND bar and REBBL organic protein drink. The drink has 16G of protein and a low amount of sugar. Of course I also pack her lots of fruit, chips, treats, and lots of

water.

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I eat hummus and carrots, lots of yummy fruits, make low carb desserts, and drink lots of plant milk to make me strong. (Soy milk in particular, blended with either cocoa or banana)
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It's a fact if the package has a long ingredients list, that you have no idea what those chemicals / ingredients are.. It's likely trash. 

 

I guess for healthier foods I'd make it more like you would for kids etc. Ranch for the carrots, peanut butter for celery etc. Make the meals healthy but cute. 

 

Some Fruit plates would be great for snacks mixed with a little bit of veggies. 

 

I know when I was younger, I'd never eat veggies without peanut butter or something. Now I eat all My veggies raw, nothing but a drink to wash it all down. Usually fresh squeezed lemon, lime juice diluted into water for Me. 

 

You could also search healthy food, snack ideas as well. 

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I love everyones options for healthy snack ideas.  When I stopped eating glutinous foods and adjusted my diet to a healthier one I lost 150lbs in one year.  I was under doctor supervision because of the extreme drop in weight that I had.  I did exercise and kept a meal log to ensure I was getting the write amounts of nutrition. I was very strict with keeping track as the fast weight loss scared me.  We later found out I had/have Hoshimoto's diesease which played havoc on my metabolism when it went "active".  This is a disease that can be active in your teens or lay dormante for your entire life.  My weight loss mixed with other health changes like quiting smoking, triggered it to become active.  Now I have a hard time eating little foods as they mess with my weight, yes IBS, and mood.   I like the new ideas, the good and bad foods mixing as they all give me a fresh perspective on continuing to stay healthy or healthier if I didn't try.  I appreciate all the good suggestions.

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I find that trying to find healthier foods that I enjoy is usually easier/better than trying to make my unhealthy food healthier. For example, I really like hummus, tzatziki (simple/easy recipe would be plain yogurt, cucumber, dill, garlic powder, and seasoning salt), tuna salad with lettuce or celery instead of bread (Crunchy! Fun!), Subway sandwiches with lots of extra veggies if I can afford it (less healthy, but I like a lot of extra veggies so it's practically a salad lol), pickles (be careful of too much salt tho), and more! Also when in doubt, multivitamins and lowfat milk works in a pinch if you dont have enough energy to make food.
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Sometimes when making tuna salad, I like to alternatively add a bunch of chopped celery, some onion, some green onion, occasionally baby spinach, and maybe cucumber or pickle. It adds a nice crunch without really changing the flavor too drastically while also adding a good amount of fiber and a touch of other vitamins to kinda offset any breads. I also really like it on bread like rye or sourdough. If I could get sourdough-rye that would slap.
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A fun, but not incredibly "healthy" food is also fruit salad! You can get a lot of fiber, vitamin C, etc. in your diet that way! Plus, if you make the base/creamy stuff with stuff like sweetened sour cream or yogurt, it's a lot healthier than just whipped topping! It can be quite a bit of effort gathering all the fruit and chopping it up but past that its just mixing it all in a bowl. Plus it's colorful and stuff!
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I find for me, worrying more about adding healthy food as opposed to subtracting unhealthy foodualso works better. Like, instead of worrying about calorie count or how much sugar/carbs are in my food, it works better for me to worry more about making sure I have a certain amount of veggies and protein per day. Back when I was worrying about /not/ eating junk food, it just made me eat more because all it did was make me do nothing about think about it all day long, causing cravings. Meanwhile if I think about veggies all day long, I'm more likely to choose that on my own than gravitate toward only cookies. Plus if I'm too full from healthy food I dont have much room for junkier stuff
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I'm constantly looking for ways to make my snacks and meals healthier. I try to include veggies more often and make sure I get enough protein to keep me full. If not, my default is carbs & fat. Which isn't entirely bad but to eat only that day in and day out is not good. I found this list on tumblr when I was searching for ideas to have variety but also keep it appealing for my little side.

 

~Agere Safe Space~ — Food Ideas for Little Space (tumblr.com)

Food Ideas for Little Space

~Let’s build your little lunch box!~

Food and good meals are important for all littles to stay strong and healthy!!! It can be tempting to snack on sweets and animal crackers all day, but you need variety! Plus, finger foods especially are great for littles :) just be careful while preparing these (or ask your caregiver to help you make them!)

Main dishes:
  • Sandwiches of any kind, cut up into little shapes or triangles! (Peanut butter jelly, Yogurt and fruit, Ham and cheese, grilled cheese, tofu and veggie..)
  • Chia seed pudding/overnight oats! You can flavor it any way you desire!
  • Rice cakes topped with nut butter and fruit! (For nut allergies, replace the nut butter with yogurt!)
  • Parfaits! My favorite toppings are granola, hemp seeds, berries, jelly/jam, and nut butter! (Can you tell I like nut butter yet?)
  • Pancakes! Especially flavored and shaped ones! Like strawberry pancakes :)
  • Crepe kabobs~ roll up and cut up some crepes, and in between each piece on a stick (make sure the stick isn’t too pointy!) you can put pieces of fruit!
  • Mini pot pies (in muffin tins so it’s easier to eat!)
  • Soup! You can make all kinds of soup! Pumpkin soup, carrot soup, lasagna soup. I like to dump some rice in carrot soup or any broth-y soup :)
  • Beans and hot dogs! You put some baked beans in a pot, and some cut up hot dogs, warm it up, and have a nice bowl of beanie weenies for my fellow vegetarians out there, veggie hot dogs are amazing for this, but check ingredients on cans of baked beans. (Some have bacon.)
  • Omurice
  • Pinwheel sandwiches/tortillas. These can be made sweet or savory!
Side dishes:
  • Cut up fruit and veggies
  • Cinnamon roll
  • Smoothie! (For my caregivers out there..sneak some veggies in these smoothies for picky eaters.)
  • Hot dogs cut into octopus shapes!
  • Cookies! (You can even make healthy cookies with just banana and oatmeal)
  • Sweet potato fries/regular fries. Even zucchini fries are good!
  • Muffin
  • Popcorners (the kettle corn ones..so good.)
  • Instead of whipped coffee, whipped cocoa powder with sugar is a fun alternative to chocolate milk!
  • Apple Nachos! Apple slices dipped/topped with yogurt, nut butter, chocolate chips, and anything else you can think of!
  • Oatmeal bites!
  • Chocolate/hard sugar/candy coated fruit!
  • Pasta salad
  • Rolled egg omelets

And much, much more :) things you can look up for even more ideas are “toddler lunches, Bento boxes, tea party snacks, finger foods, home cafe foods, meals for picky eaters” and anything like that. I hope you guys treat yourselves with kindness, and have a good day <3

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