4 Tricks to Get Your Children Eating Healthier
Some kids will eat almost anything you put on their plate and others, not so much. These picky eaters are hard to please and usually want to eat the same thing over and over. It’s especially common in younger children. Unfortunately, that’s not very healthy. Therefore, parents with picky eaters have to find ways to get their kids to at least try different foods. To get children eating healthier can definitely be difficult at times.
Introducing them to a variety of fruits and vegetables isn’t always enough. That’s when you need to use your imagination and find ways to get them to eat healthy without them knowing it.
Here are four tricks to get your children eating healthier:
- Make food fun. Make the food colorful, turn pancakes or pizzas into smiley faces or cut the food into various shapes to make them more fun to eat.
- Replace cookies, candy and chips with bananas, watermelon, apples and other healthy foods you can eat for a snack. Your kids will eat what’s available.
- Make tasty milk shakes out of real fruit. Children love them and you’ll love the fact they are actually eating/drinking something healthy.
- Sneak veggies into foods your children already eat. For example, chop up tomatoes, peppers, onions, mushrooms, and other vegetables and use them as the topping for your homemade pizzas or add them to some of your child’s other favorite dishes.
You can’t force your children to eat healthy but you can encourage them to do so. When you make mealtime fun and interesting, kids are more likely to try new things. Use these tips to make mealtime a positive experience for your children and you’ll get better results. Best of luck!
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