One of the biggest challenges that parents face these days is getting their kids to eat healthier foods. There are so many processed and junky options out there that it is difficult to get them to eat their greens and fruits. One of the ways that many parents have found success in this regard is by tricking their kids in creative ways. Putting spinach on their plate does not mean they will eat it, but maybe serving it in a different way would work. Here are some sneaky things you can do to get your kids eating healthy foods.
Sneak It Into Sauces
Sauces and dressing are often not the healthiest things on a plate, but that does not have to be the case. Chop up some vegetables into tiny pieces and mix it into your causes. Even a blended veggie is still a veggie. Your kids will not even notice when it is combined with a tasty pasta sauce.
Use A different Type Of Pasta
Kids love pasta. It is a staple in many households. One thing you can do is start serving pasta that is vegetable-based instead of the traditional kind. It has fun colors, and mixed in with a sauce your children will find the taste very similar to what they are used to.
Infuse Vegetables Into Meat
Hamburgers are summertime favorite, and they are also a perfect vehicle for sneaking in some healthy foods. Ground beef makes it easy for you to mix in some pureed vegetables into your hamburger meat for the patties. This would also work just as well if you are making meatballs or meatloaf.
Homemade Fruit Snacks
Kids love to eat processed food snacks in their lunches, but they are not the healthiest option. They have tons of sugar and other unhealthy ingredients. Using a food dehydrator you can create your own snacks that will still pack a flavorful punch without all the junky extra ingredients.
Much like fruit snacks, you can create your own popsicles at home using pureed fruits and vegetables. Freeze them up and your kids will enjoy the cool treat on a hot day.
It does not have to be a frustrating endeavor to get your kids to eat healthy. What they do not know will be good for them.
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