All parents are aware about benefits of vegetables for kids, but how force them to eat is a main problem. Almost every mum complains that she can’t get children to eat vegetables unless she creakingly adds chopped or pureed fruits and veggies into tried recipes.
To nourish with lots of fruits and vegetables is a necessary for healthy both adults and the children. So it is important to look for ways how to include fruits and vegetables in your kid’s diet.
First of all, ask your kids to assist to select foods for menu and take part in cooking. Children are more prone to eat foods that they have chosen. Let kids to select fruits and vegetables and add them into their favorite dishes. You, of course, can lead them. Look for children’s amusing cookbooks, with kid-friendly recipes and some cooking lessons.
It is good to get kids used to eating fresh foods step-by-step because their tastes need to be ‘trained’. Children tastes are very sensitive, and they react negatively to some unknown taste, especially bitter flavors, making new foods like spinach, Brussels sprouts, unpalatable. Kids refuse to try new foods if the smell, flavor, or color doesn’t please them. The nutrition experts said that a kid needs to see a new food few times before he will even accept to taste it.
In the summer, try to involve children in gardening. If they see sweet strawberries, apples or corn growing, then help to harvest vegetables and fruits that they will be curiosity to try them.
Keep introducing fruits and veggies paying attention at the sweeter foods, like strawberries, cherries, sweet peas, and so on. Mum can mix new fruits and vegetables with old ones to present child different smells and colors. Serve every meal with fruits and vegetables. Hold a dish with fresh fruits on the table.
Use pureed fruits in desserts oftener , this way you can get some nutrition into your kids. You can also to paint sandwiches with faces and smiles made from fruits and vegetables to make fun for your kid.
The best way to enhance your child’s tastes is to add chopped healthy ingredients to proven recipes. You can make such meals as apple cake, pumpkin cheesecake or corn muffins that children like. You can add grated or chopped vegetables to salads, dishes and soups and as well serve tiny vegetables, like baby carrots and baby corn as a garnish.
Finely chop the vegetables and serve them on the bread containing whole grains. Different vegetables can be included to pasta dish or pizza, and fruits are a delicious topping for every yogurt or dessert.
It’s troublesome to feed kids, but loving mum will manage to make some changes if she starts slowly and be patient. And don’t give up! It’s important that your children know how to eat well for good health throughout life.