Kids love to play make believe. They also love games. Relating healthy food to fun things the child already loves and turning it into a game is a great way to get a few bites of greens down the hatch.
Shake It Up !
If your kids don’t like the taste or texture of vegetables, try blending them into smoothies for a healthy breakfast or after-school snack. Mix two cups of spinach, one banana, and a cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk for a vitamin-packed treat. Other great add-in options? Carrots, celery, beets, and cucumbers. Choose sweet fruits like berries or apples to cover up the taste of the vegetables.
Help kids turn a plate into a masterpiece using a healthy variety of colorful vegetables. Try out playful patterns like this Ferris wheel meal to include corn, carrots, and asparagus.
Make Them Your Shopping Buddies
Skip the giant supermarket and find a local farmers market or neighborhood grocery store that your kids will enjoy. Allowing your little ones to see and pick out foods in their natural form not only serves as a learning experience but also encourages them to explore and experiment with their food choices. For instance, do they know that eggplant is purple? Or that beets are actually roots?