Ensuring that your kids are developing healthy eating habits is a concern for any parent. Kids often turn to unhealthy and junk food if healthy eating habits are not instilled in early childhood. This can be disadvantageous for the kids and they tend to carry the same unhealthy eating traits later on in their adult life. So it is of imperative importance that you train your child to inculcate and appreciate healthy eating habits. Feeding organic and healthy food to your kids need not be rocket science. You just need to be armed with a little tricks and lots of patience. Below are a few tips and tricks to make your little ones eat those veggies.
Try giving different types of food in bit size portions rather than loading a huge portion of a specific food.
Toddlers are naturally fussy eaters so don’t fret if they don’t sit down for a full fledged meal. Snack trays would help you more in this regard.
Name food after their favourite toys, cartoon characters and try to be more creative. For example crescent shaped apple slices can be called smiley apples or kidney beans can be little soldiers. This makes simple food interesting for your little ones.
A lot of otherwise non favourite food will be happily gobbled up if given with their favourite sauces and dips.
Cutting food from cookie cutters into interesting shapes is another way to make food attractive to kids.
Grated carrots, mashed peas and other health foods can be disguised in their favourite dishes.
Reserve a low shelf space for your kids in the refrigerator and store it with healthy nutritious and wholesome food. This way they can access their food whenever they are hungry.
Don’t stop introducing a certain food on your child’s plate if he leaves it untouched. Try introducing it in a different form or texture or disguised with other food in small proportions.
Stop stocking the refrigerator with junk food and inculcate healthy habits for the whole family as kids invariably tend to emulate their parents even in eating habits.