Vegetables are healthy for everyone, especially growing kids. Here are some ways to increase the veggie consumption in your house, from DealDash.
Each and every parent wants their kids to be healthy, of course. However, getting them to do things like eat more vegetables can be difficult and time-consuming. Here are some suggestions from DealDash to get your kids excited about vegetables.
Kids in the Kitchen
First, to get your kids excited about veggies, let them take some ownership. You can involve your child in not only meal planning but also meal preparation. People, especially kids, dislike thinking that they don’t have choices when it comes to food. Avoid the power struggle by letting your child participate in meal planning, grocery shopping, and meal prep. By involving your child in this process they will feel like they are getting to make their own choices. And they are – with a little guidance from mom and dad!
Use Dips and Sauce to Entice
Next, let’s face it, some vegetables just aren’t very tasty by themselves. This is solved by serving vegetables with sauces, spices, and dips. Most kids and adults enjoy eating things like carrots, celery, and cucumbers by themselves, but other veggies need a little spicing up. Most vegetables’ taste is vastly improved with the addition of salt, pepper, and either butter or olive oil. Some vegetables can become tastier with some ranch or cheese sauce, or even a squirt of lemon or lime juice. Do a little experimenting to see what your child likes.
Hide Them (With Help From DealDash)
Finally, sometimes you just have to hide those veggies to get your kids to eat them. As parents, occasionally you might run into a stubborn kid who just won’t try your vegetables. However, since you just want the best nutrition for your child, you just have to hide those veggies! The easiest way to hide the offending vegetables is in a smoothie. Most kids love a fresh (or frozen) fruit smoothie, and it’s an excellent place to hide things that they normally wouldn’t eat, like spinach or kale. You will need a blender or food processor to make your smoothies.
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Thanks for Reading
Getting your kids to eat more vegetables could seem like an impossible task. However, it’s not a big problem if you follow these suggestions. Remember, as a last resort, you can hide veggies in a smoothie. A cup of frozen fruit, the veggie of your choice, a small container of yogurt, and a splash of milk is all you need!
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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Check out Dawn and her cats on Instagram! This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.