The importance of healthy eating is well-known. Responsible mothers do their best in choosing and preparing healthy foods and drinks for their children, because a healthy lifestyle is critical for their wellbeing and general health. Healthy food choices may however not seem to be that pleasant for most kids. Healthy food could seem to be rather bland and tasteless, and mums need to be a bit creative in order to avoid having kids refuse to eat healthy food, such as vegetables.
Even though we all know how healthy vegetables are, we may be forced to make our children eat them as they may not be that inclined to do so out of their own free will. It could either be because they do not like the green color, or maybe because of the taste.
Regardless of the reason, your goal should be to ensure that your kids take the right amount of vegetables in their diet as they need the nutrients and vitamins found in them. Apart from making sure to set an example by eating vegetables ourselves, we also need to make them like them. How can you do this?
First of all, get them involved in food preparation. When they spend time preparing a meal or snack with you they are going to attribute that food with fun-time in preparing it, and so they are going to be much more likely to eat it. So take them shopping for vegetables with you, and assign them a task, such as washing the vegetables, or if they are older, peeling and chopping.
Once all the vegetables are ready, you can then come up with a cool way to decorate the plate or dish. From using cauliflower or broccoli flowerets as trees or flowers, or peas or carrots as eyes, there are a myriad of ways how to make your kids decorate with vegetables or get artistic with them. Chances are that meal time will be fun all the way through, and they will be inclined to gobble all the veggies up without much ado.
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