Every households’ mealtime story –disguising or renaming food to turn adversary into ally! Put simply, children like what they know and they eat what they like!
Here’s a plan that involves feeding both their minds and bellies. We’ve picked 9 vegetables that most kids enjoy because of taste, color and make for some beautiful plate additions!
Adding a carrot to fruit juice will give it a hit of beta-carotene, which the body can convert to vitamin A to help vision, growth, development and the immune system.
If the kids are keen on a berry smoothies, sneak a bit of raw beetroot into the mix. They won’t even notice the flavour but the colour will be rich and they’ll get a little extra vitamin hit.
A great source of folic acid, asparagus can be delicious on salad or sauteed with a bit of butter and brown sugar. But we also like these asparagus sticks we call, “twigs in a blanket!”. Just wrap some bread and bake in the oven.
An excellent source of potassium, tryptophan, selenium, and copper. As with the other veggies, the best flavor and texture comes when they are not over cooked!
Kids love peas! Toddlers will eat frozen peas straight from the bag! Rich in several B vitamins, green peas are important for metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Sautéed or mixed with something, this one is always a hit!
Popeye was onto a good thing with his spinach obsession. Packed full of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals the kids won’t notice a few leaves in their green smoothie. Even better, camouflage it with some strawberries or banana.
Yes, cucumbers are 95 percent water, and great for summer outdoor play. Add it to sandwiches, smoothies or just as is. Cucumber make a great mid –day snack too.
Kale! Kids love kale cooked, frozen, or blended. Kale has a high amount of good nutrients including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium and fiber.
Do you struggle getting your child to eat their vegetables? Tell us your tips in the comments below.