It can be a struggle getting kids to eat a well-balanced meal, filled with food rich in vitamins and nutrients they need. Trying new food or even revisiting food your kids have turned down in the past shouldn’t be a battle. Here are a few tips to minimize the stress and put the fun back in mealtime.
Make Meals Interesting
Foods are more appealing for children if the food is cut into enjoyable shapes and sizes and has a vibrant color. Think about how you’re serving food on your plate, and make it appealing. Explore these recipes or design your own concept that is based on your children’s passions:
Get Kids Involved
If children are involved in the cooking, they’ll be more likely to show an interest in the food they eat. Encourage them to plan the menu prior to time, and then let them work alongside you. Use these kits to get young chefs excited about cooking:
Put the Fun Back in Food
Give food items a humorous name, such as the Strawberry Monster Smoothie or serve it in in a different way, such as the Granola Bananas A stick as well as our Mozzarella and Tomato Mushrooms. Kids love to get messy when eating their food and drinks, too. Everything is more enjoyable when you dip it in a condiment or sauce. Make sure to add an element of fun to your children dinners with these delicious recipes:
Gather Together at the Table
Take your meals in a group at least once a week. Children learn healthy habits from watching parents and their children. You could use this as an opportunity to relax and recharge. Children can assist in setting the table, which is a signal that it’s time to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life and share the meal.