Did you know that kids who eat veggies tend to have healthier diets than those who don’t? A healthy diet is important for everyone, but it’s especially crucial for children.
It’s Your Responsibility to make them Like it
Carrots, tomatoes, squash and other vegetables are important parts of a balanced diet. Yet kids can be fussy eaters and might not like vegetables as much as they like other foods. It can be hard to get them to eat their veggies when they don’t know what to do with them.
Luckily, there are some ways you can make vegetables more interesting and appealing to kids.
Make Vegetables more Appealing to Kids
It can be hard to get kids to eat vegetables when they don’t know what to do with them. Here are some ways you can make vegetables more appealing for kids:
- Serve vegetables as part of a complete dish.
- Serve vegetables with a dip or sauce, like hummus or ranch dressing.
- Cook and freeze the veggies in vegetable broth for a different flavor.
- Make homemade pizza using veggies instead of meat or pepperoni.
- Add cheese and garlic powder to carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, or green beans for an instant side dish.
- Cut up raw veggies into interesting shapes with cookie cutters as an alternative finger food.
- Add veggies to pasta sauces and soups before serving.
- Slice up kale leaves and dress them with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a healthy snack your kids will love.
- Let your children help cook their own meals by letting them cut up their own fruits and veggies on the cutting board before cooking them yourself in the pan.