Getting your kids to eat their daily servings of fruits and vegetables can be a battle! Maybe they don’t like the texture or they won’t touch green food… Many children are prone to wanting potato chips, candy and breads over more nutritious options.
As a parent it’s your job to keep these little rug rats on track, so here are some tips to get those fruits and veggies flowing!
Juicers can run anywhere for $40-$400 but they’re well worth the investment. Mix veggies in with fruits for a flavor your kids will love. Try working two to three nutrient-packed juices into their daily diet. These recipes are a good place to start: rebootwithjoe.com
Fruit/Veggie of the Week
Make it a routine to have your kids try a new fruit or vegetable every week. Even though they may not like Brussels sprouts, they may enjoy crunchy carrots. Opening their horizons will help them focus on the new foods they can have instead of what they can’t have.
Placement Is Key
Keep less healthy food options up high in your pantry or fridge and display fruits and vegetables on eye-level shelves and on the counter. Simply making healthier foods more convenient will help tremendously.
Make Them Fun
Kids enjoy learning and creating. Why not take your kids with you on your next grocery run? Teach them about different fruits and vegetables, why they’re good for you, and how to pick the right ones. Then they can help you create a fun dish with what you bought at the store…maybe a pizza with homemade tomato sauce and pineapple slices on top or a salad served on a large lettuce leaf.
Do you have tips on how to get your kids to eat their fruits and veggies? Share with us!