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One day, my daughter & I were discussing how many tactical athletes have kids. Her response was, "Well Mom, who is helping them fuel their bodies & motivate their parents?" Of course, she was right. Kids motivate us & are a big reason we seek longevity! Plus, when they eat what we eat, it makes life that much easier! On that note, my daughter has "kid approved" some recipes that you & your littles may enjoy!

Kid Approved Snacks

GOAL: < 7 grams of sugar

1. Fruits

2. Veggies

3. Granola Bars

E.g., Junkless PB Chocolate Chip (6 g per bar), Kind Healthy Grains, or Kirkland Nut Bars

4. Freeze Dried Fruit

5. Yogurt

6. Organics Happy Tots Fruity Sticks (no added sugar)

Exercising or Playing Hard?

Try GoGo Squeeze Applesauce Pouches (12 g sugar). Yes, it's more than 7 g, but we need the sugar from the fruit to fuel our activity quickly. If you're able to, a piece of fruit would be a good idea for quick fuel, and afterwards, a glass of chocolate milk or soymilk would provide protein and carbs to refuel the body! 

Wiggle Bean Bowl

Story Time!

This dish is named after our tiny pup, Princess Wiggles Potato Root. We call her "Wiggles", or "Wiggle Bean"! She loves food and kept circling my feet while I was creating this yummy meal. My goal was to find fruits and veggies from each color group of the rainbow to help you get what my mom (Alex from Rooted In Dietetics LLC) calls "phytochemicals". She says they are good chemicals inside plants that help fuel our bodies, and each color does something different for us. If you have questions about phytochemicals, click the "Contact Us" button at the bottom of the page.


I hope you try it and love it. If you make this dish, tag @Rootedindietetics on Instagram and Facebook so my mom can show me!


1/4 c. canned kidney beans, rinsed & drained

1/4 c. small tomatoes (red, yellow, orange)), whole & washed

1 Low-fat Baby Bell cheese, sliced with adult supervision

1/4 c. canned corn, rinsed & drained

1/4 c. quinoa, brown & red rice with flaxseeds (or a whole grain rice to substitute)

Handful of arugula (or leafy green vegetable)

Sprinkle of salt & pepper

Herbs & spices to taste (but I like my food plain)

Other food options:

A purple plum on the side!

I did not have anything blue, but a side of washed blueberries sounds yummy to me!

White cauliflower (aka ghost broccoli) rice for something white.

Thank you for reading!!! This is my FIRST RECIPE EVER!

Author: Chef Spaghetti Root 01.06.2024

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