Make fruit and vegetables more appealing
Picky or not, kids don’t always want things that are good for them, especially fruits and vegetables. But there are ways to make them more attractive.
The first step is to limit access to unhealthy sweets and salty snacks. If you don’t have cookies on hand, it’s much easier to convince your child that an apple with peanut butter is a snack. Here are some tips for adding more fruits and vegetables to your child’s diet.
Let your kids pick the produce.
It can be fun for kids to see all the different kinds of fruits and veggies available, and to pick our new ones or old favorites to try.
Sneak vegetables into other foods.
Add grated or shredded veggies to stews and sauces to make them blend in. Make cauliflower “mac” and cheese. Or bake some zucchini bread or carrot muffins.
Keep lots of fresh fruit and veggie snacks on hand.
4Make sure they’re already washed, cut up, and ready to go. Add yogurt, nut butter, or hummus for extra protein.