If you want your kids to eat healthy, you need to follow some easy steps. Yes, easy steps. Hardest thing is to start and change your habits. Everything else is quite simple.
My daughter is a picky eater, so I had to work hard to teach her that fruits and vegetables are really tasty. Ever since we introduced a real food, it was a struggle. I read about Baby-Led Weaning on Mommy Edition blog and how it promotes healthy foods preferences so I went with that method from an early start. I made it – and so can you. You will see your kids eating healthy in no time with this few simple tips!
Kids Eating Healthy – How To Achieve That?
1. Don’t describe meals kids love as a ‘junk food’.
It’s a noxious concept and doesn’t really exist. You also don’t want to listen to someone who is critical of your taste.
2. Buy or make healthy versions of their favorite food.
Let them decide which tastes best. Rather than trying to change your kids, involve them in exploring a broad range of foods. Let them choose which they like more. Homemade hamburgers can be amazingly tasty.
3. Make healthy food sound fun.
Let’s be honest, salads are not fun. But pouring a bunch of healthy vegetables into a blender and pulverizing them is!Going to the grocery store is not fun for kids. Walking around a farmers market can be! Give your kid 10 dollars and let them choose fruits and veggies they want to buy.
4. Stock your house with easy healthy snacks and healthy desserts for kids.
If your kid wants to eat something and it’s not yet time for dinner, he can choose an apple or some other fruit he or she likes. If there is no unhealthy choices in the house, they will have to go for healthy food.
5. Cook together.
Cook together whenever that is possible. They can just watch or stir. You can read here about cooking activities for kids that we do in our home.
6. Cook with flavour.
Meals kids love are usually full of flavour. You can achieve that at home too. Use Garlic, curry, onion, mustard, balsamic vinegar etc. Don’t use everything at once 🙂 Introduce these flavours gently if they are unfamiliar with them.
5 Easy Healthy Snacks
Here are few examples of healthy desserts for kids. If you want to see your kids eating healthy, this is great way to start.
1. Peanut Butter Pie Smoothie
Smoothies are always good way to go if you want your kids eat right. I love this simple recipe I found on Melissa’s blog,
2. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
This can be a healthy side dish, but also a easy snack. You can check simple recipe on Sherri’s blog. Great recipe to teach kids that broccoli is tasty!
3. Banana Bread
Your kids will love this simple banana bread without any added sugar. Recipe is from amazing Mary Grace. Check out the recipe on her blog.
4. Spinach Muffins
If your kids love muffins, why don’t you make some with vegetables? Check out this wonderful recipe from Krystal. They are so tasty! In no time you will see your kids eating healthy.
5. Savory Spinach Rolls
Last, but not the least, is my own recipe. I just love this spinach rolls and they are so easy to make. And tasty! You can check out the recipe for savory spinach rolls here.
So, here are my thoughts on kids eating healthy. I hope you found some useful advice.