The Battle of the Veggies - Kids vs. Parents
Kids can be sticklers for new foods and flavors so introducing new vegetables can be difficult. But, we still want our kids to be healthy well-rounded meals. So what is a parent to do?
Try making vegetables as palatable as possible by making them fun to eat!
Here are a few ideas that I've tried with my own five year old. Once he tried them, he really liked them!
Offer a wide variety of healthy dips for carrot and celery sticks. Try hummus, mild salsa, yogurt dip, or dressing.
Sliced cucumbers are great, but what about sliced zucchini? With a little bit of dressing, the taste is nearly the same but the nutrition level is much more compared to plain cucumber.
Make a colorful plate with all the colors of the rainbow - red bell peppers, orange carrots, green broccoli, blue berries, and grapes
Puree vegetables like eggplant or butternut squash and add to soups and sauces for a vitamin packed punch.
Moms, how do you get your kids to eat veggies?