How can I get my kids to eat more vegetables?
This is a big question for parents, who are so often concerned about whether their kids are in fact, eating enough, let alone any vegetables. Some parents have told me that their kids naturally prefer sweeter vegetables when they’re young, like sweet potatoes and winter squash. Others have kids Ray Ban outlet with salt-loving palates so they’re might happily much on a spicy radish or a cabbage leaf. Another tip I’ve heard is that you’ve got to keep the vegetables simple and not let them touch other foods or get mixed up with other vegetables.
But from what I’ve observed among the kids I know who scarf down vegetables with gusto is that their parents do, too!
While I don’t deny that an individual’s palette does count for something, as do kids finicky wishes for foods to never touch one another, I’m pretty convinced that what parents eat— and enjoy— has the greatest impact on what their children eat. Vegetables included. If Mom and Dad aren’t eating any, why should I?
Sometimes parents who have asked me this question have confessed that they don’t eat vegetables themselves, and that they’re cooking them just for their children because they know they should. If this is your case, then you might start by asking yourself what vegetables you think you might like http://www.jovencitosconcamara.com to eat. Then, get started. Cook your chosen vegetable in a very simple, straightforward way at first, then try variations. Use a cookbook if you’re not sure how to begin. I’m pretty sure that eating with what appeals to you is more important than starting with a vegetable that someone has said you should eat. A sautéed sweet red pepper might have your name on it before kale does, and once you’ve cooked it, be sure to sit down and eat it with your children.
What’s your success story with kids and vegetables? I’d love to know!