How to Get Your Child to Love Eating Green Veggies
As any parent knows, getting a child to eat green vegetables can be a difficult task, if not an outright impossible one. Children can throw up a tantrum the moment they watch yucky green vegetables served on a dinner plate. There are ways around this obstacle, however, that will get your child eating green veggies – and liking it!
With children and foods they may not approve of, presentation and preparation can be key focal points for providing them with a wholesome meal and getting them to eat it.
Turn it into something they like. Take sliced sections of veggies like zucchini and batter them or sprinkle cheese on them. Then oven-bake or skillet-fry them.
Make them interesting. Honey-glaze zucchini and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Grill it and skewer them with wooden kabob skewers. Then offer your child a variety of kid-approved sauces to dip their treats in.
Make the whole item edible. Use single pieces of lettuce as a cup and put the greens, raw or cooked, inside it. This way, the entire item is edible and your child can use his or her hands to dig in to the tantalizing treat.
Hide the greens in something they love. If your children love a particular casserole, you can artfully disguise green vegetables within the casserole. This adds a unique flavor and makes the meal more wholesome.
Top it with taste. Use cheese spread or pimento cheese to top celery sticks. This makes a great meal addition or a healthy snack.
There are several ways you can get your children to eat their veggies. These are just a few of the ways you can liven up a meal and get nods of approval instead of squeals of dismay.