Jessie James and Eric Decker practice “good balance” at home with their three children when it comes to eating healthily.
The couple shares children Vivianne Rose, 5, Eric II, 3, and Forrest, 1, and the country singer opened up about their eating habits during a recent visit to AOL.
“We practice at home a good balance, so every single morning the kids have their fruit, they have a little oatmeal, sometimes they have scrambled eggs. We try to keep a routine throughout the day,” Jessie James explained. “The kids each whatever I make for dinner, so there’s no other options. If you don’t like what Mommy makes, then you just don’t eat. That’s my theory at home, and that’s how I was raised, and me and my siblings are not picky eaters now. We’ll eat and try everything once.”
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That being said, the mother of three admitted that “kids will be kids,” so she’s totally open to indulging in some of their more unhealthy cravings, like the McDonald’s drive-thru, but just “don’t make it a daily habit,” she cautioned.
Of course, being kids, they are also prone to avoiding certain food groups, like vegetables, which the former reality star said that she has to sometimes lie about to get her children to eat.
“Sometimes we just lie to our kids and say, ‘That’ll give you superpowers if you eat that green stuff right there,'” she laughed.
27 PHOTOSJessie James and Eric Decker's childrenSee GalleryJessie James and Eric Decker's childrenMy little princess! Let’s dance the night away!! 🕺🏽💃🏽Happy 4th pic! ( yes I’m a day late) Trying to get them all to smile and take a pic when all Viv wants to do is get back in the water so she appeased me with that look 😂 ( yes Vivi painted Bubby nails red…very festive of them )Supporting my children take on new challenges and seeing the GROWTH from each experience (whether it was a great result or not) is the most rewarding feeling. Proud of my bubs! He always has the most infectious smile 😁😁Gangs all here!!My handsome guys with their matching furrowed brows#tbt popsicles and sunshine are good for the soul!Kids do funny things… I looked at the staircase and there was bub putting stickers all over his face living his best lifeHey guys! So this holiday season, @ebay and I are giving back by creating a list of 12 hot toys that kids will love. Enter to win all of the toys in this bundle and ALL the proceeds go back to @savethechildren!Link in my story to enter to win all these toys for your loved ones #ad❤️❤️❤️On Veterans Day, we honor the women and men of our military for your service and sacrifice and thank our many Deckers Dogs supporters.We are proud to announce we have donated $75,000 to Freedom Service Dogs to continue our work in providing life-changing service dogs to veterans. In the past two years we have donated $250,000 to FSD to not only train the dogs but to underwrite the costs of the training “apartment” where they learn how to fine tune their skills. These highly trained dogs help our veterans live without the boundaries of the visible and invisible disabilities they returned home with.These young men and women are often spouses and parents, the Deckers Dogs not only support the veteran but the whole family as they are able to again participate in family life. Our eighth dog Cipher graduated in 2017 with Jessica, a former U. S. Marine. He is helping her with her PTSD and has already made a huge difference in her life and her young son’s life.Yall please join us this Veterans Day and help us provide these amazing service dogs to more veterans in need. Click the link in my bio for my informationHappy Halloween from the Deckers!! We did our best to get a family shot! LolBubbys smile is contagiousThanks @southbeachdiet for a beautiful evening celebrating my new book #justjessie ❤️❤️❤️Mornin my sweet❤️Donuts for breakfast!! This sweet angel was given the Kind Act award yesterday at school in front of all her peers! She continues to provide a helping hand to her teachers and classmates without being asked. She constantly amazes me with her big heart and leadership at home and school. Needless to say, I am a very proud daddy!! …and now I’m emotional and wanting another princess @jessiejamesdecker hahaEat your greens!! #chunkymonkeyTeamed up with @AveenoUS because life with 3 kids can be full of #messymoments…but it’s also full of sweet ones like this! Can you tell we love the new #AveenoBaby Hand & Face Wipes 🙌🏽Saturday morning vibesGirls away, boys will play!! Football, leftovers and no showers! (Shirts are optional)Resting Bubby laying on his baby brother cookin in the oven. This is a good Mama right here. Lucky to have her as the mother of my children.Love my morning hang time with this chocolate milk loving, shrek watching big boy!Doesn’t get better than this!!Morning mommyY’all I found a new lifesaver for all our #messymoments! I teamed up with @AveenoUS because I’m OBSESSED with their new #AveenoBaby Hand & Face Wipes! They’re so gentle on my babies’ sensitive skin 🙌 I never leave the house without them now.Happy birthday to my little princess!! You amaze me more and more every year. A compassionate, silly, FIERCE, smart, adventurous girl with a heart of gold! Love you to the moon and back Vivianne Decker ❤️❤️Someone REALLY loves their momma!!!!Told the kiddos we could go camping before mommy got home – they packed for a week! 🤣😂Scrolling thru my photos and had a double take thinking this was a baby pic! #fbf #minimeUp Next
The 31-year-old also recently partnered with Enfagrow to launch their latest line of nutritional toddler drinks, which she says her youngest absolutely loves.
“It’s really exciting. It’s such a great solution for that transitional period from infant to toddler,” she said of the product. “Anytime I pull it out of the fridge, my son gets really excited and he runs over to the drawer and he’s ready to pull out his sippy cup.”
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I’m so excited to share that I’m working with #Enfagrow (from the maker of @Enfamil) to help educate parents on the importance of nutrition for toddlers. As a busy working mama, Enfagrow toddler nutritional drinks help give me peace of mind that my little man Forrest is getting important nutrients to help support his development. Forrest drinks Enfagrow during snacktime daily. It’s convenient, made with real milk and has expert recommended DHA and Iron. Learn more about #Enfagrow by visiting the link in my bio.#ad #ChooseSmart
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At the end of the day, the mother of three knows that the best way to get her children to be healthy is to lead by example, which is why both she and Eric strive to be healthy themselves in their everyday lives.
“Kids emulate their parents — it’s just the way that it goes — so I think if you can showcase a healthy lifestyle, your kids will want to follow.”
54 PHOTOSJessie James Decker's style transformationSee GalleryJessie James Decker's style transformationBEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 08:Music recording artist Jessie James attends the Island/Def Jam Grammy Awards after-party at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse on February 8, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.(Photo by Chris Weeks/WireImage)NEW YORK – MAY 20:Jessie James performs during the Island Def Jam Spring Collection party at Stephen Weiss Studio on May 20, 2009 in New York City.(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Island Def Jam)NEW YORK – JULY 23:Jessie James poses backstage at ‘Rock of Ages’ on Broadway at The Brooks Atkinson Theater on July 23, 2009 in New York City.(Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)JACKSON, NJ – AUGUST 28:Jessie James performs in the mtvU Video Music Awards tour at Six Flags Great Adventure on August 28, 2009 in Jackson, New Jersey.(Photo by Brian Killian/Getty Images)HOLLYWOOD – OCTOBER 07:Singer Jessie James arrives at The Pepsi 500 Auto Club Speedway Celebration held at the Roosevelt Hotel on October 7, 2009 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Alexandra Wyman/WireImage)NASHVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 12:Singer Jessie Jamesattends the IEBA 2009 Honors at Ryman Auditorium on October 12, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee.(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBA)ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 1: Singer Jessie James peforms at halftime of the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks at Cowboys Stadium on November 1, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)HOLLYWOOD – JANUARY 31:Singer Jessie James arrives at the SuperModels Unlimited Magazine’s Post-GRAMMY Celebration, held at the Avalon nightclub on January 31, 2010 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 28:Jessie James attends the SuperModels Unlimited Magazine NYC event at M2 Ultra Lounge on February 28, 2010 in New York City.(Photo by Marc Stamas/Getty Images)Singer Jessie James attends the 2nd Anniversary celebration at MGM Grand at Foxwoods on May 15, 2010 in Mashantucket, Connecticut. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage)Jessie James attends the 2010 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – NOVEMBER 12:Jessie James perform at The Pool at Harrah’s Resort on November 12, 2010 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.(Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)Model Jessie James arrives at the ESPN Magazine ‘NEXT’ Party held at the NEXT Ranch on February 4, 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)BEVERLY HILLS, CA – MAY 11:Jessie James arrives at the Southern Style St Bernard Project Event With Ambassador Britney Spears in Beverly Hills, California.(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 04: Jessie James and Eric Decker attend the 2012 Maxim Super Bowl Party XLVI at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on February 4, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jesse Lirola/WireImage)NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 09:Jessie James (L) and Dever Bronco Eric Decker attend City of Hope?s 22nd annual Celebrity Softball Challenge during CMA Fest on June 9, 2012 in Nashville .(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for City of Hope)NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 01: Jessie James and Eric Decker attends ESPN The Magazine’s ‘Next’ Event at Tad Gormley Stadium on February 1, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.(Photo by Michael Chang/FilmMagic)NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 22:Eric Decker and Jessie James attend the E! 2013 Upfront at The Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center on April 22, 2013 in New York City.(Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 04:Eric Decker and Jessie James Decker attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 03:Singer, TV Personality Jessie James Decker attends as Smirnoff Ice hosts Ladies With Game Tailgate at Hudson Mercantile on September 3, 2014 in New York City.(Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Smirnoff Ice)NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 03:Singer, TV Personality Jessie James Decker attends as Smirnoff Ice hosts Ladies With Game Tailgate at Hudson Mercantile on September 3, 2014 in New York City.(Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Smirnoff Ice)NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09:Singer- songwriter Jessie James Decker attends Fashion Rocks 2014 at the Barclays Center on September 9, 2014 in New York City.(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 11:Singer Jessie James Decker attends the ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’ New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on April 11, 2015 in New York City.(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 19:Singer Jessie James Decker attends the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on April 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 23:New York Jet & Buffalo David Bitton spokesperson, Eric Decker and wife Jessie James Decker make an in store appearance at Macy’s Herald Square on October 23, 2014 in New York City.(Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)AUSTIN, TX – MAY 02: Singer Jessie James Decker (L) and NFL player Eric Deckerattend the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival at The Frank Erwin Center on May 2, 2015 in Austin, Texas. The 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival will be televised as an exclusive nationwide two-hour broadcast special on NBC, May 27 from 9-11 p.m. ET.(Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 10: Singer Jessie James Decker attends the 2015 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 12:Singer Jessie James Decker performs at the Music City Center during the 2015 CMA Festival on June 12, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.(Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 16:Singer/Songwriter Jessie James Decker and Eric Decker (NFL New York Jets) attend On Deck With The Deckers Hosted By The Eric And Jessie Decker Foundation, The Eric And Jessie Decker Foundation, positively impact the lives of United States military service members and veterans as well as animals. EJDF serves those who have served us via Decker’s Dogs, helps fund the rescue, care and training of service dogs for military veterans returning home with disabilities. Event held at Rosewall on June 16, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 17:Singer Jessie James Decker attends Jessie James Decker’s ‘Kittenish’ Clothing Launch at Gramercy Park Hotel on November 17, 2015 in New York City.(Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 03: Jessie James Decker attends the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)NEW YORK, NY – MAY 10:Jessie James Decker attends the 23rd Annual United Way Of New York City Gridiron Gala at the New York Hilton Midtown on May 10, 2016 in New York, New York.(Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 07:Jessie James Decker poses for a photo at the 26th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game at First Tennessee Park on June 7, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.(Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/WireImage)NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 08: Jessie James Decker attends the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.(Photo by Sara Kauss/FilmMagic)LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 12:Singer Jessie James Decker attends the BODY At The ESPYs pre-party at Avalon Hollywood on July 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Dave Mangels/Getty Images)THE 2016 ESPYS – Arrivals – On July 13, some of the worlds premier athletes and biggest stars join host John Cena on stage for The 2016 ESPYS Presented by Capital One. The 24th annual celebration of the best moments from the year in sports will be televised live from the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 13 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Photo by Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images)JESSIE JAMES DECKERNASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 01:Singer Jessie James Decker attends the 64th Annual BMI Country awards on November 1, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 02:Singer Jessie James Decker attends the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.(Photo by Jason Davis/FilmMagic)CLARK, NJ – NOVEMBER 14:Singer Jessie James Decker shops game day entertaining essentials in the home aisles at local Target store on November 14, 2016 in Clark, New Jersey.(Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Target)NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 09:Jessie James Decker walks the runway at the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2017 presented by Macy’s at Fashion Week in New York City at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 9, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for for AHA)LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 02:Singer Jessie James Decker attends the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 21:Singer Jessie James Decker attends the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)NASHVILLE, TN – AUGUST 01:Recording Artist Jessie James Decker arrives at the 2017 Billboard Country Power Players at The Westin Hotel Rooftop on August 1, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.(Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for Billboard Magazine)NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 13:Jessie James Decker is seen in NoHo on October 13, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Gotham/GC Images)NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 13:Singer Jessie James Decker signs copies of her new album ‘Southern Girl City Lights’ at Sony Square on October 13, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by J. Kempin/Getty Images)UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – OCTOBER 18:Singer/TV personality Jessie James Decker visits Hallmark’s ‘Home & Family’ at Universal Studios Hollywood on October 18, 2017 in Universal City, California.(Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 08:Singer Jessie James Decker attends the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.(Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 19:Jessie James Decker attends 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by J. Merritt/Getty Images)NASHVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 13: Jessie James Decker attends the Nashville Creator Awards hosted by WeWork at Marathon Music Works on September 13, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for the WeWork Creator Awards)LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 09:Jessie James Decker attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 13:Singer Jessie James Decker attends Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented by Capital One Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Culinary Demonstrations presented by Capital One at Pier 94 on October 13, 2018 in New York City.(Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for NYCWFF)NASHVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 30: Jessie James Decker attends Florida Georgia Line’s grand opening of their Nashville creative compound on October 30, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.(Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Florida Georgia Line)NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 26: Jessie James Decker attends Celebrities Rock #ThisShirtSavesLives For St. Jude on November 26, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.(Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for St. Jude )NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 09: Jessie James Decker visits ‘Extra’ at The Levi’s Store Times Square on January 09, 2019 in New York City. 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