Kids can be extremely picky, but we all try our best to incorporate as much healthy food on their plates as they can stand, but sometimes it’s a battle to get anything from their plates to bellies. We’ve got some great tips for you to ease them into loving fruits and veggies as much as we do!
Eat the Rainbow!
We all know that kids love eating colourful food. Give them lots of opportunities to eat the rainbow of naturally bright fruits and veggies, and they will surely learn to love them!
Make a veggie rainbow with peppers and dip! Red, orange, yellow, green peppers sliced and arranged in a rainbow with some roasted red pepper hummus make a pepperific lunch!
You can also do it with other veggies: red cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, radishes, cauliflower and broccoli make a crunchy veggie rainbow!
Bento-Box-style lunches from Family Fresh Meals
Rainbow Veggie Skewers from Gimme Some Oven
Rainbow Quinoa Salad from Crazy Vegan Kitchen
Rainbow Slaw Salad from Baked Bree
Hide the Veggies in Dips!
Some of the pickiest eaters won’t realize they’re eating veggies when they’ve been blended into a tasty dip for their favourite bread sticks, crackers, or veggies.
Baba Ganoush from Produce Made Simple
Roasted Carrot and White Bean Dip from Saveur
Edamame Guacamole from Canadian Living
Bake them into kid-friendly favourites!
What kid doesn’t love pizza pockets or pizza buns? Change up classic favourites and incorporate fruit and veggies into your kid’s lunches. Make a bunch at a time to freeze and reheat for later when you’re in a pinch or on the go.
Veggie Packed Pizza Rolls from Super Healthy Kids
Spinach Ricotta Pie from Produce Made Simple
Put them on a stick!
Don’t knock the power of presentation. For some reason, kids love to eat off of sticks and who can blame them? Kabobs are always fun, no matter what your age!
Buffalo Wings on a Stick from Parenting.com
Mini Caprese Kebobs from SkinnyTaste
Watermelon Kebobs from Produce Made Simple
Try making a sandwich on a stick! Add more veggies than bread and you’ve got yourself a veggie-filled and tasty lunch. Check out more ideas from Super Healthy Kids
Kid-Friendly Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs with Brown Rice from Heart.org