3 Reasons why Exante recipes are for all the family

3 Reasons why Exante recipes are for all the family

Encouraging children to eat a healthy diet early on in life is so important for encouraging a healthy relationship with food. The earlier we learn what foods are good and bad for us the more likely we are going to make good food choices for the rest of our lives.

Here’s 3 ways you can encourage your children to make the right food choices early on with our healthy eating tips and recipes.

1 | Let them pick and prepare ingredients

Exante Family Cooking Recipes

Teaching your children to eat healthy is all about getting them to chose ingredients in the supermarket. Go down the fruit and veg aisle and ask which fruits and veggies they would like to put in the basket. Once you’ve got your ingredients back home, pick a healthy, balanced Exante recipe together and let them help you prepare everything in the kitchen.

All our recipes are nutritionally balanced, low in calories and carbs, and are low in sugars and salt. Not only is this perfect for your weight loss (and maybe your partner) but suitable for your little ones too!

2 | Allow healthy snacks

Exante Popcorn

Kids love snacks, so don’t deny them this little treat. Keeping treats forbidden makes them more appealing and encourage your child to develop an unhealthy relationship with food. Instead, allow treats now and again, but also introduce them to healthy snacks. We’ve got a great Hummus Dippers recipe which is a perfect way of turning those veggies your little one picked into dipping sticks!

Need a movie night treat? Try our healthy Joe & Seph’s Exante Popcorn

We’ve teamed up with gourmet popcorn producers Joe & Seph’s to create healthy popcorn. Joe & Seph’s air-pops extra-large mushroom kernels, which is a healthier cooking method that results in a better texture and taste. Our popcorn is an amazing source of protein, coated with extra virgin olive oil, whey protein and a hint of sea salt. So grab a bowl, stick on Frozen and enjoy.

3 | Encourage food swaps

Little ones love white bread, pasta and anything else that lacks nutrients and fibre, but introducing them to wholegrain alternatives early on is a great way to encourage healthy food swapping. We’re not saying take away food favourites completely but swapping white bread for wholemeal and white pasta for wholegrain occasionally will help them understand about healthier options. We have a great family friendly recipe to get you started…

Wholesome Wholegrain Pasta Bowls

Exante Wholegrain Pasta Recipe

The whole family will love this wholesome pasta dish – and it’s perfect for little one’s too! Wholegrain pasta contains fewer calories and supplies about three times as much fiber and 25 percent more protein than traditional pasta.


  • 100g whole grain pasta
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 red pepper
  • 80g broccoli
  • 40g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Cook pasta by boiling on a high heat until cooked or al dente
  2. Cook vegetables on a medium heat until cooked through and mix with the pasta
  3. Drizzle with a little olive oil

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Our pasta recipe is part of a whole range of delicious recipes created by our team of nutritionists as part of our 28 Day Kick Start Challenge eBook. If you sign up to our Exante 28 day Challenge and kick-start your weight loss journey today, you’ll receive your FREE eBook containing:

  • Fresh and healthy recipes developed by our expert nutritionists with our handy step-by-step guide.
  • Easy to follow fat-burning workout tutorials you can do at home.
  • 28 days worth of meal plans, shopping lists, recipes and a handy tip for each day.
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Lotty Cairns

Lotty Cairns

Writer and expert

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