A common struggle experienced by every parent is getting their kids to eat the right type of food. Kids these days are getting really picky when it comes to food and that makes it hard for parents to find the right type of foods to feed their kid. As a kid, nutrition is very important especially since they are still growing. Keeping yourself and your kids healthy is pretty hard to do if you aren’t able to feed your kids with something they actually enjoy.
Kids’ tastes are somewhat simple and it is usually the visual aspect of their food which is the deciding factor as to whether they should eat their food or not. It’s pretty hard for you to find a kid which isn’t picky with their food nowadays. As a parent, it is your responsibility to make your kids eat something which is healthy and that they actually enjoy eating. Sadly, cooking food for your kids isn’t enough.
Here are a few tips to help you be able to pick the right food for your kids:
Kids can be really picky when it comes to color. We all know for a fact that most kids do not like the color green when it comes to food! This is what makes it pretty hard for us because if we aren’t able to feed our kids vegetables, there would be a huge gap in their nutrition. Finding the right recipes to cook green vegetables may be something you would like to spend your time learning.
In addition, you can trick your kids into eating green vegetables by actually changing the color! You heard us. Making a special type of sauce or incorporating your vegetables in a special type of dish is a great way for you to get your kids to eat those green leafy vegetables.
Texture may seem like something older people would appreciate but kids are really picky when it comes to the texture of their food. Sadly, some kids do not like the soft texture because it comes out as rather slimy or something unappealing to them. You’d probably have to step your game up on this one. One thing we all know is that kids love it when the food has a little bit of crunch to it. This is also a great way to serve your children vegetables. Crunchy deep fried eggplant is an example of giving a good texture to healthy food.
Okay, one thing we all miss is that we can actually use dessert to our advantage. There are so many ways to get your kids to eat fruit during dessert!
Food is an important part of a child’s growth. Give them the best so they grow up to be the best.