Kids Eating Healthy

Kids Eating Healthy

Fast food is a big part of modern life these days,
making it very hard to teach a child how he or she
should eat healthy. The cheapest and easiest foods
are those that are normally the least healthy. If
you give your child the choice between healthy food
and junk food, you normally won’t like the results.

Even though it isn’t possible to get a child to like
all healthy foods, there are some ways to get your
child to try and hopefully like at least a few of
them. You can be as creative as you like, as getting
kids to eat healthy foods can be a little harder than
you may think.

  • Sneak the healthy food in. Even though it would
    be great if your kid understood the importance of
    fruits and vegetables, this isn’t always possible.
    If you can’t get them to eat good food willingly,
    there are ways to sneak them in, such as making
    muffins out of bananas or apples, or pizza with
    spinach on it.
  • Call fruits and vegetables by funny names. You
    can refer to broccoli as “trees”, making them
    more fun to eat. There are many different names
    you can call fruits and vegetables, even making up
    your own if you prefer. Most kids prefer to eat
    foods that sound fun.
  • Make the foods taste better. Ranch dressing is
    great for broccoli, while peanut butter is a great
    topping for celery. There are several combinations
    for vegetables that can make them taste much
    better. You can let your child pick a topping
    for a vegetable, even if it’s something you wouldn’t
    normally like yourself.
  • Dress the vegetables up. Just as much as calling
    them names help kids eat healthy foods, making them
    look funny also helps. You can do this by making
    funny designs on the plate, or setting them up to
    look like people. Although some parents don’t like
    their kids playing with their food, sometimes it
    helps to get them to eat healthier.

There are several ways to make your kids eat
healthier, but to make them enjoy it also has to
be fun as well. This isn’t always an easy task,
because kids normally don’t like foods that are
good for them. It can however, be done with a bit
of creativity. Hopefully, doing this will help
your child develop a love of healthy foods for the
rest of their lives.