Imagine this in a perfect world:
You just finish cooking a delicious meal.From the dining table you yell dinner is ready. Your hungry little ones running to you to see what you have prepared for them today.But as soon as they see the gross stuff AKA Veggies. They stick up their nose and say no mommy I’m not hungry anymore.Your perfect world is shatter into thousand pieces.
Kids are like that,they can be picky eaters.They will refuse to eat what’s best for them.But would binge in those fatty,sugary,unhealthy stuff.If your perfect world is shattered and you’re struggling at dinner time. I got your back girl.
Today I present to you:
7 ways to get your kids to eat their veggies.
Make food fun:
People in general tend to eat with their eyes first. What i mean is if the food presentation is not appealing, you most probably wouldn’t eat it either.What you can do is make food fun.Create smiley faces or animal shapes and don’t forget to decorate the plate with different kinds of colorful vegetables.
Kids love fried foods.( in the recipe they are baked but they wound notice.)So create your own healthy version of KFC, veggie fries and chicken. Below my favorite carrot fries.
(This recipe and picture is not mine all credits to A Few Short Cuts)
Vegetable dips are easy to make. You can buy ready to go dips or you can make it yourself.
I prefer homemade food just because it’s less processed and I know exactly what I’m eating.Guacamole is a fun way to get them to eat avocados .If your ultimate goal is to let them eat more vegetable as possible you can give them vegetable sticks to dip in the guacamole. But if the guac is sufficient for you let them enjoy this treat with some nachos or crackers. They will be more open to eat it instead of vegetable sticks.
(picture and recipe are not mine all credits to Ma Nouvelle Mode)
I bet your child loves to eat pizza.Buy his favorite pizza and add as many vegetable toppings as possible on the pizza.Another child approved way to hide veggies are in veggie burgers.Who doesn’t love some burgers?? Thinking about it instead of those carrot fries and chicken I mentioned before. Try carrot fries with veggie burger. Sounds delicious isn’t it? (picture and recipe are not mine all credits to The Pioneer Woman )
Grilled vegetable is another way you can sneak some veggies on your kids plate.Make it a family quality time.Setup the table and different kinds of meats and veggies.Let them choose what they want to eat.It would be more fun if they are involved in the cooking process.
Making green juice for kids I always recommend to add some fruits.
When we are talking about kids don’t make it a green juice with banana. But make it a banana smoothie with greens. Let the fruit be the main ingredient and just add something green to it.(picture and recipe are not mine all credits to Much.Most.Darling)
Grow your food:
This is the most creative fun and time consuming.But it is worth it.
Growing your own food you can be sure that it is organic.without chemicals.
Seeing the fruits of my hard work on the table brings me satisfaction.Again I recommend you to get your kids involved in the process of growing their own food. Earth day is around the corner a great idea o spend quality time in family and celebrate earth day.