8 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Healthy Food
As a mom, you want your kids to eat their veggies. Many children are fussy eaters. Mealtimes exhaust a mom of all her energy. And when there is green and healthy stuff on the plate, troubles multiply. How can a mom make mealtime interesting? Here are some creative and interesting ways to get kids to eat healthy food.
1. Start early
If your little ones have just started solids, then here is the best tip for you. Starting early is the key to introduce healthy foods since the child will get acquainted with different tastes and will get into the habit of eating them well into their adulthood. There may be aversions to a couple of foods but your child will by and large have no problem in eating healthy food every day.
2. Bring an influential character
Children usually have someone they adore and want to emulate. This person could be the dad or a sibling or even a television character but strangely and unfortunately, is seldom the mom. When they see this influential being eating healthy foods, children will also start picking up the habit. Popeye popularizing spinach is the best example to quote in this instance. Millions of children world over started eating spinach to develop strength and strong muscles.
3. Involve them in cooking or baking
Regardless of how young or child is, involve them when you cook, bake or assemble healthy foods. From mixing to adding seasoning, they will get their hands dirty and eventually also enjoy results of their labor.
4. Go on a shopping date
Take your child/kids when you go shopping for veggies. Show and talk to them about every vegetable or fruit and what it does in a very playful way. Ask them to pick up fresh ones and give them to you so you can have them billed. This way of exploring the aisles and educating the child does not just impart knowledge but also introduces them to the world of healthy eating.