Founder and President of Tribe Wellness Amy Nadelen and her son Alex discussed a fun alternative to help kids enjoy more fruits and vegetables Monday on News 8 at Noon.

Nadelen said getting the proper amount of fruits and vegetables in our diet can be challenging, especially when it comes to kids who are picky eaters.  She suggested parents try juicing as a fun alternative.  Juices infused with fruits and vegetables are packed with essential vitamins to help fill in nutritional gaps.

Nadelen suggested a tasty first juice recipe which combines carrots and apples to get kids on board.  You can add to that recipe, or try other combinations for other creative juice drinks too!  Nadelen noted that these juices are filled with natural sugar and a good strategy is to pair the juice with something that has a good source of protein, fat, and fiber.  At breakfast that could be whole grain toast with some almond butter.

For families looking to get started with juicing, Nadelen said juice machines are available for just under $100, and get progressively more expensive as you add more features.

For more nutritious information, visit the Tribe Wellness website, click here.