August 10th, 2012
One of the hardest things about eating meals as a family is the fact that kids do not like eating vegetables. Creative parents can employee different methods in order to ensure that their children get the nutrition that they need. Take some of these tips with you to the table tonight and see if you can get your little ones to enjoy their greens.
A veggie soup with a tomato base is a great way to sneak some loads of different on your child’s plate (or bowl!).
Vegetable juices are a great way to make eating veggies yummy AND fun!
Playing with fruits and vegetables will make your children more likely to sample their art supplies
If all else fails, you can always adopt the tried and true methods of allowing your kids to cook with you – they’re more likely to eat what they’ve helped to makes – or hiding veggies in other foods – try cauliflower in their mashed potatoes!
While activities such as allowing your children to play with their food may not seem conducive to table manners, a little bit of cajoling in order to show your children how yummy vegetables are is never a bad thing. Eventually, they will understand how it’s great to eat “good for you foods” and their plates will disappear in the blink of an eye! All above ideas adapted from Squidoo.