You can get kids to eat vegetables and fruit and healthier foods, but it can be an ongoing struggle for many tired and worn out moms. To help make it easier, you just need to get a little creative with how you approach it. Save yourself the frustration of fighting with your kid every meal and put an end to the bargaining and deal making that has replaced dinner conversations for many families. Make meal time enjoyable again and make it easier to get your kids to try new foods. Try these five trick to sneak healthy food into your kid’s daily diet and help them eat better:
Introduce foods slowly
Change is never easy, especially for kids. When you introduce new foods, do so slowly so you can get kids to eat the food. Don’t make zucchini casserole as your first attempt at getting them to eat zucchini. Instead, make it as a side dish and have them eat just a few bites and then build from there.
Dip it good
If it is an ongoing struggle to get your kids to eat veggies, try to get creative with some dips. A little ranch or Italian dressing, some fat free cheese, or other dips can make vegetables more tolerable without killing their amazing nutritional value and benefits.
Sneak in soy
Whether or not your child has a milk allergy, substituting cows milk with soy can be a good move. Switch it out in the cereal and try using soy when you cook and bake instead of regular milk products. Soy can be used in many amazing ways! You can get kids to eat healthy foods and it does not have to be a battle.
Sprinkle some sweetness
Sometimes adding a little sweet can be what it takes to make vegetables more tolerable. Adding in a pinch of sugar or a dollop of honey can make cooked carrots more enjoyable, and sweet potatoes are more tolerable when there is a little sugar and cinnamon sprinkled on top.
Get kids cooking
One of the best things you can do for your kids to make veggies more appealing is to let them be involved in the cooking and preparation of meals. When kids understand what something is, it is easier to accept it- and this goes for vegetables as well!
These tips may seem simple but they are effective and have been proven time and time again by mothers who have put an end to the dinner time drama and have kids who actually enjoy trying new foods. So what are you waiting for? Try them for yourself an see how much better meal time can be! Get kids to eat right, starting now!
The following was a post by Sarah Jo Lorenz-Coryell