Kids Eating Healthy
Fast food is a big part of modern life nowadays, this makes it hard to teach children how they should eat healthily. The least healthy foods are generally the cheapest and easiest to get foods. If you let your child choose between healthy foods and junk food, you might not like the results. It is really hard if not impossible to make a child like all healthy foods, but there are some methods to get your child to try and hopefully like at least a few. You need to be creative to get kids to eat healthy foods and it can be a somewhat harder than you think.
- Sneak the healthy food in. Even though it would be good if your kid understands the importance of vegetables and fruits, this isn't possible all the time. If you can't get them to eat healthy food on their own, there are always ways to sneak them in, for example making muffins out of bananas or apples, or pizza with lots of veggies on it.
- Name fruits and vegetables funny names. You can refer to broccoli as "trees", or calling berries as Razzle Dazzle Berries making them more fun to eat. There are many different names you can call fruits and vegetables, even making up your own if you can. Most kids prefer to eat foods that sound fun.
- Make foods taste better. Ranch dressing is great for broccoli, while peanut butter is a great topping for celery. There are many other combinations for vegetables that can make them taste better. You can let your child pick a topping for a vegetable, even if it's something you wouldn't normally like yourself.
- Dress the vegetables up. Just as much as calling them names help kids eat healthy foods, making them look funny also helps. You can do this by making funny designs on the plate, or setting them up to look like people. Although some parents don't like their kids playing with their food, sometimes it can help get them to eat healthier.
There are several ways to make your kids eat healthier, but to make them enjoy it also has to be fun as well. This isn't an easy task all the time, because kids normally don't like foods that are good for them. It can however, be done with a little of creativity. Hopefully, doing this will help your child love healthy foods for the rest of their lives.