September 27, 2010 02:00 PM by Lisa Princ
Hell’s Kitchen on FOX‘s season three winner, Rock Harper has sure been busy since his win on the show. As a father himself, Rock knows the importance of healthy eating for children and has since written a book helping parents cook healthy meals for their kids and in a recent interview, Rock offers some healthy tips and suggestions for parents with even the pickiest of eaters. Keep reading for more details!
FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen season three winner, Rock Harper also spends his time as the national spokesperson for March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction events. Chef Rock Harper, who recently wrote a book on healthy meals for children, loves to encourage kids to eat healthy and help their parents cook them healthy meals. In a recent interview Rock said about his cookbook “Well, it’s actually a guide because there are enough cookbooks out there! I wanted to write principles about living a healthy lifestyle. These big companies are really crafty about feeding us garbage. You have to broaden their palates.Use the opportunity when they’re young to expand their encyclopedia. They won’t like everything but it gives them options. It’s also about a lifestyle. You have to move your butt! I do believe in moderation though, you don’t want to hit it too hard, because you will quit. You have to cheat every once and awhile. You have 21 meals a week, cheat once a week – that means you’re eating healthy 99 percent of your meals.”
Rock added for parents who are too busy to cook meals for their kids “There is always time for something. Have a prep day and then freeze the food until it’s cooking day. That process is not as involved as people think. If you’re comfortable with obesity and diabetes then that’s your choice. But try something different; go to the grocery store and buy food in its natural state and then have a day to prep your sauce. Make a gallon of it! Then it starts fresh. Be your own prep cook and make small steps.” Rock Harper is also not a fan of school lunches and refers to them as “garbage” stating we should all get involved and write letters to the schools as well as keep up with what our kids are eating at school.
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