All parents are aware about benefits of vegetables for kids, but how force them to eat is a main problem. Almost every mum complains that she can’t get children to eat vegetables unless she creakingly adds chopped or pureed fruits and veggies into tried recipes.
To nourish with lots of fruits and vegetables is a necessary for healthy both adults and the children. So it is important to look for ways how to include fruits and vegetables in your kid’s diet.
First of all, ask your kids to assist to select foods for menu and take part in cooking. Children are more prone to eat foods that they have chosen. Let kids to select fruits and vegetables and add them into their favorite dishes. You, of course, can lead them. Look for children’s amusing cookbooks, with kid-friendly recipes and some cooking lessons.
It is good to get kids used to eating fresh foods step-by-step because their tastes need to be ‘trained’. Children tastes are very sensitive, and they react negatively to some unknown taste, especially bitter flavors, making new foods like spinach, Brussels sprouts, unpalatable. Kids refuse to try new foods if the smell, flavor, or color doesn’t please them. The nutrition experts said that a kid needs to see a new food few times before he will even accept to taste it.
In the summer, try to involve children in gardening. If they see sweet strawberries, apples or corn growing, then help to harvest vegetables and fruits that they will be curiosity to try them.