Kourtney: Kids made me healthy
Published 21/08/2014 | 09:00
Kourtney Kardashian cringes when she sees what her mom Kris Jenner feeds Mason and Penelope.
The reality TV star is now very into exercise and eating clean, as are her sisters Kim, Khloé and teen half-siblings Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
While she might be a good example to others now, the 35-year-old admits it hasn't always been this way.
"I was not raised this way - people just weren’t as aware of healthy eating as they are today. When I got home from school, my snack was a bag of chips or cookies, and as an adult, I didn’t even know what organic meant - I’d just go to the market and buy the same things my mom bought," she told Natural Health magazine.
"I didn’t really have any thoughts about it before I had my kids. Starting off, I was big on breastfeeding; I nursed my first for 14 months and my second for 16. That was important to me. Then I began making their baby food myself, all of it organic. After that, I was super cautious about what to introduce into their diets. I called a bunch of the restaurants in my neighbourhood that I had assumed served all-organic food, and so many didn’t!"
Kourtney is a mom to Penelope and Mason with her long-term partner Scott Disick. She wants to raise her kids to be healthier than she was, but says they make exceptions for special days out such as Disneyland.
While Kourtney might be onboard with the craze for organic, she admits her own mother Kris Jenner still needs some persuading.
"I saw my mom making meals for my kids, and I said, 'This is the cheese you use? This is the butter?' But I guess that’s just part of going to Grandma’s house," she smiled.
Kourtney and Scott are currently expecting their third child. This means the star is starting to notice cravings for some strange combinations.
"I try to eat pretty healthy, but I think it’s fun and important to listen to your cravings. I develop a thing for Nilla Wafer cookies every time. I have no idea why! I’ve also been into cheese and pickle sandwiches. Everyone thinks I’m gross when I order them," she laughed.
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