Go Red with a Picky Eater Taste Test

Go Red for Heart Disease

After a lifelong battle with obesity, three pregnancies complicated with Gestational Diabetes and Pre-Eclampsia, and rising blood pressure and cholesterol, I took the life-altering step of having Gastric Bypass surgery.  Since having my bariatric surgery four months ago, I am down nearly 60 lbs. off of my blood pressure medication, and feeling great!  Bariatric surgery isn’t for everyone, but it has been a wonderful tool for me (not the solution, but just a tool) to get healthy.  Especially to get my heart healthy.  So today, February 1st, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Heart Disease Day, is a celebration for me and my new path to a healthier heart and life.   

Aside from wearing red today, I encourage you to educate yourself, Mama, by visiting the AHA to learn the symptoms of a heart attack in women (which are different from those in men) and to take just 5 minutes to check your personal heart score.  And make it your mission to do something, any little thing, to educate your kids about heart health today.  Here’s one fun way to get your little picky eaters to try different (and healthier) foods…

Red Food Taste Test for Heart Disease at B-InspiredMama.com

Red Foods Picky Eater Taste Test

Last year my kids’ had a blast with our Green Food Taste Test for St. Patrick’s Day.  They have begged to have another taste testing!  So I thought it would be perfect for Go RED day and also for upcoming Valentine’s Day to have a RED Food Taste Testing.  

Picky Eater Taste Test with Free Printable Chart at B-InspiredMama.com

It’s so easy.  Just put a bunch of red and pink foods (a couple treats and lots of healthy options, too) in some muffin tins and print out this fun taste test chart for your kids to record their results.  With this set up and simple chart in front of them, I’ve never had my picky eaters refuse to try at least one bite of something.  It’s like magic!

Get the FREE Printable Taste Test Chart here!

 

Go Red for Women Blog Hop

Find more ways to “Go Red” at Coffee Cups and CrayonsThe Iowa Farmer’s WifeThe Educators’ Spin On ItMama Smiles and Train Up a Child.  We invite you to share your blog posts about how you, your family and friends are going RED for Women in the month of February!



Will you and your kids GO RED for Heart Disease today?  How do you encourage good heart health in your kids? 

 

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About Krissy Bonning-Gould

Krissy Bonning-Gould is a former art teacher turned full-time mama of 3 who authors B-Inspired Mama to share inspiration for simple kids crafts, family recipes, learning fun, and creative parenting.

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