Do you have a picky eater? Many children are picky eaters. If the food is green, looks healthy or isn’t tater tots, kids aren’t having that! Picky eating may seem innocent, but if not handled in a good amount of time, children can miss out on vital growing stages. Have no fear parents, because here are a few tips and recipes that sneak the good stuff into delicious food!
Make the food look fun! The more interesting the setup is, the more likely they are to try it. For example, Kate at LaughingKidsLearn, turns Mexican food into a dipping boat! Make the boat however you please! Adding healthy dips such as mild salsa and guacamole, with beans and lean meats, will ensure your children are getting their nutrients while having a blast eating!
Kid friendly versions of foods are also extremely helpful when making your children snacks. You personally tailor the food to your children’s liking. Rachael, at NateAndRachael, explains what her kids enjoy in their kid friendly snack. You can also make this fun for your children by having them help prepare the snack!
We all know kids love sweet food. Cookies, cake, pudding, anything that tastes of sugar and gives them a sugar rush! You can still provide your children with a sweet treat while making sure they are still eating healthy. For example, trade out foods! Instead of chocolate bars and cookies, opt for the healthy chocolate alternative, made by Ann at NearestAndDearest! This popsicle has the sweet flavor of chocolate, but also provides your children with protein and potassium from the peanut butter and bananas. Yum!