If you have a child, there are high chances that every now and then they turn into picky eaters and every meal becomes a battle. If that’s the case at your home, here are some tips that might help you get your kid excited about trying new food (yes, the veggies as well!).
1. Re-create popular dishes using healthy ingredients
Pizza or hamburgers don’t need to be unhealthy if you prepare them at home using fresh and nutritious ingredients. You can prepare your own healthy sauce and replace the wheat flour with wholegrain flour. Think of different ways of preparing popular dishes: add pear to the hamburger or make french fries out of vegetables.
2. Cook together with your child
Let your kid help! Some activities are perfectly fine even for kids as young as 4 years old! Even if that means simple mixing with the spoon, the child will get a feeling of participation in the cooking and will look forward to eating the meals they helped prepare.
3. Make the meals look fun
Kids are more likely to eat car-shaped sandwiches or colorful salads rather than plain-looking dishes. Get creative with your child inventing new shapes and objects or adding different colors.
4. Go shopping together
Create a shopping list of what you’re going to need and head to the shop together. It’s also a great occasion to teach kids about budget and finances: show them the price of each product and help them calculate the total cost.
5. Discover the new cuisines
Another way to get kids excited about trying out new food is introducing them to cultures and regions through different cuisines. Every week or month you can choose a country and talk with your child about its culture, history and food.
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Thanks for reading and see you soon!
Magdalena | Appetite For Education