Nutritional Tip: 4 Suggestions for Making Fruits and Vegetables Kid Friendly

Fruit ImageKids are very picky when it comes to eating fruits and vegetables. They only want to eat what they want and sometimes they don’t want to eat what’s good for them. It doesn’t matter if they’ve tried it or not, they don’t want it if it’s not sugar related.

There are a number of ways to make fruits and vegetables kid friendly and if you don’t tell them what’s in it, they may not even realize it’s good for them. Here are several options to choose from when trying to make kid friendly fruits and vegetables.

1. Fruit Dippers

Fruit is often times sweet and if you encourage your kids to eat it they’ll realize that and won’t struggle as much to eat them. Fruit dippers is a great way to do this. You can serve sliced strawberries or banana’s with a bowl of yogurt. Another option would be to serve celery or carrots with light ranch dressing.

2. Go Fishing

When you make things fun for kids they won’t mind giving it a try. Consider going fishing with your kids. To do this you’ll need peanut butter, celery, and cold fish crackers. You’ll want to dip the celery stick into the peanut butter and then use that end to grab a gold fish. The fish is caught when it’s in your kids mouth.

3. Smoothies

Smoothies are a great drink and most kids won’t mind drinking it because they may think it’s icecream. You can use yogurt or milk when making these. You’ll also need ice and the fruits you’re going to serve. Combinations of fruit work good too.

4. Kid Made Trail Mix

Please the ingredients you’re going to place in the trail mix into bowls and allow the kids to make their own. You can include Whole grain cereals, nuts, and dried fruit to these bowls. This will give the kids a chance to make their own and have fun doing it.

If your kid is a picky eater and you struggle to get them to eat healthy foods, consider these four options. You may find the fear they have and the reason they’re picky will go away when they come to realize fruits and vegetables aren’t all bad.

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