facebook-icon instagram-icon twitter-icon pinterest-icon google-plus-icon youtube-icon

How To Get Your Kids To Enjoy Fruit & Vegetables

How To Get Your Kids to Enjoy Fruit & Vegetables

We’ve witnessed some parents try really hard to get their children to enjoy vegetables and still not win. Those fruits and vegetables carefully cut in ‘fun’ shapes that kids somehow see as toys and not food.

Well, they’ve caught on and this trick doesn’t seem to work anymore. They instead ask (or throw a tantrum) for sweets and crisps instead. So, how do parents make sure their little ones enjoy what’s necessary for their development?

 

 

Lead By Example

Though it may not seem like it sometimes, children look up to their parents for everything. So, you need to watch what you’re eating in front of your children as they learn these habits from you. Make sure that your kitchen cabinets are always stocked with fruits and vegetables. Should you feel like indulging in a not-so-healthy snack on your cheat day, do this away from your children. Don’t feel bad when you do this because it is when we do this that bad habits are formed. It is for their own (health) good.

 

Prepare Food Together

Bring the fun to the kitchen and get the little ones to help in the preparation of meals especially when you’ll be making their favourite. Layout healthy foods on the table as this teaches them to make healthy choices at an early age. You can even get them to help you to create a meal plan and let them do all of the suggestions but guide them toward the healthier options.

Be a Little Crafty

Play a little camouflage game and add vegetables to their favourite dish or fruit in their favourite dessert. You could mash vegetables where possible like: in casseroles, meat loaves, and soups. Add mushrooms or spinach (or both) to bolognese sauce, grate carrots or add broccoli to a potato salad.

Patience is key, so do not give up if they are resistant. It may take a couple of tries in order to get children to enjoy healthy foods. So, even when they won’t budge, try again at another time. Even if they eat just a little, it is better than them not getting any nutrients at all.

 

Share

Tags: , , ,

Leave a comment

Follow Us On Instagram

  • Say it with a Gift this Valentines Day! Read our blog post on www.liferetreat.co.za to see some of our Valentines Gift Ideas for Him & Her! 
#PURA #unique #luxury #wolf1834 #steinhart #virescent #swatch #muela #jbl #diamonds
  • Giveaway Time!!!! WIN an unconventional Valentines bouquet for your loved one.. Fettle & Frisson is giving away 4 bottles of your favourite epicene DAMASK 10ml roll on floral perfume 🌹 .
.
.
Simply like this post, follow @fettleandfrisson and tag your valentine in the comments! Have more than one? Tag them all ;)
  • Head over to @theoliostore page to enter!!! .
.
.

What Is Included:

1 x Herbal CBD from @theoliostore worth R550, A pair of Silver Bee Earrings from @kellyjayjewellery worth R400, A 1 Month Studio Membership from @liferetreatstudio worth R650, A @liferetreat_ Hamper worth R750, A Sheer Moisture Lip Tint from @naturallylovelycosmetics worth R270, A Copper Kitchen Festive Collection from @1701brand worth R550, A Box Of @oorah_pow Collagen Protein Bars worth R400, A Soy Candle and Essential Oil Roller from @luxbury_za worth R410, A Dreamy Cacao Lovers Pack from @soaringfreesuperfoods worth R420 and A @living_eco Eco Essentials Kit worth R590!

#olio #theoliostore #kellyjayjewellery #liferetreatstudio #liferetreat #naturallylovelycosmetics #mineralfusionsouthafrica #1701brand #oorahpow #luxbury #soaringfreesuperfoods #givebackfriday #livingeco

Life Retreat