But for those of who have picky eaters, getting our kids to eat the good stuff may pose a challenge.
Here are five sneaky ways to slip in some fruits and veggies into your children’s diet.
1. Blend, Blend, Blend
Using a blender for fruits and veggies is one of the easiest ways to sneak some good eats into dishes your kids already love.
Think blending carrots, spinach, and zucchini into pasta sauce or blend apples, strawberries, and kiwi into a fruit punch for the kids.
2. Shape It Up
Cookie cutters are fantastic for cutting fruits and veggies into fun shapes.
Take it a step further and make silly faces with their food or decorate their plate with an array of shapes.
Cookie cutters aren’t the only thing that can be used, think tops of cups, mugs, and glasses as well to cut creative shapes out of.
3. Dip It
Anything from peanut butter to yogurt and even melted chocolate can be used as a dip for fruits and veggies.
It’s not just kids that like to dip things, we adults love it too – so dig in with your kids.
4. Cook With Your Kids
When you involve your kids in the kitchen and make them an active part of the happenings, they’ll be more interested in trying out new things.
Funny names for all of your ingredients can add a creative nudge as well.
For example, if your little one is a fan of Disney, name every ingredient a Disney character. Then when it’s meal time, the food they helped make can become the stars of the show or movie.
5. Popsicles To The Rescue
It takes just minutes to blend together some yummy fruits and yogurt to make a smoothie pop.
The vibrant colors that result will make for a healthy snack that’s not only good for the kiddies but one that’s fun to eat as well.
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