There's no way to put this nice: Kids don't like eating vegetables.
As a parent, you spend the majority of your food preparation and meal planning trying to figure out how to slip a few green veggies or stray slices of fruit past their incredibly adept children in the hopes that they won't realize what they're eating until its too late.
But much the same way kids can't help but as "why," you're left to wonder "how."
How exactly can you get your kids to eat vegetables without them actually knowing?
That question almost sounds as though parents have a propensity to trick kids, rather than actually explain the importance of nutrition and eating healthier. There's absolutely nothing wrong with mom and dad sitting kids down and telling them in no uncertain terms that vegetables and fruit aren't optional, and essential to feeling better and living longer.
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That sentiment makes perfect sense, but often fails to resonate with the impetuousness of youth, and parents are left to find alternative means to make sure kids are eating well. Childhood obesity is hardly a blip on the radar and has become a palpable topic that parents continually opine over, and food often is the focal point.
So trying to convince kids to eat healthier often transforms a simple conversation into battle of wills and consternation abounds as a results. That's when parents turn to a little trickery to tame even the most finicky of eaters.
The tricks of the trade so to speak don't involve anything more than parents slipping a plate of carrots in front of kids while they're watching television or building a better smoothie with a blender of juicer. Strawberries, bananas, blueberries, apples and kiwi, as an example, taste terrific and the more cunning parents slip in a little greens as part of that ensemble.
Parents also make it a point to fill their kids' favorite dishes with a few healthy additions, such as throwing a few pieces of zucchini in spaghetti or making macaroni and cheese with a few heaping helpings of broccoli.
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At the end of the day, kids know what they like. If something doesn't smell, look or taste good, they're not going to eat it, no matter how much mom and dad push the issue. Finding a happy medium between healthy and hearty is half the food battle with your kids.
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