8 Secrets to Raising Vegetable Eaters
Use our tried-and-true tips for getting kids not only to eat vegetables, but also enjoy them.
8. Expand Their Vision
Kids often think of vegetables as unappealing side dishes. But working them (think pumpkin, butternut squash, and zucchini) into muffins, pancakes, and breads is a whole different taste experience. If they do ask, “What's in it?” don't try to hide the fact that they are eating something healthy. Instead, use it as an opportunity to open their minds to other fun ways they can add vegetables to their meals.
Editor’s Note: Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, M.S., R.D., is a registered dietitian, mother of two, and creator of the blog Raise Healthy Eaters.
1. Boil and Steam
2. Do the Dipping
3. Prepare Crispy Veggies
4. Taste the Sweetness
5. Offer Options
6. Sweeten Up Salads
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