Do your kids love eating their vegetables? Mine do not. It can feel like such a battle. I’ve found a few things that are helping me as I try to get my kids to eat veggies.
Tips For Getting Kids To Eat Veggies
- Get kids in the kitchen! Kids are more likely to try a food if they have a hand in making it. Better yet, don’t just let them help in the kitchen, let them help you come up with a menu and then cook it. You might be surprised how happy they are to try the veggies they get to cook.
- Start a garden! Similar to kids being excited to try the food they cook themselves, they are also often excited to try food that they grow themselves. Starting a garden with kids can be a fun family project that makes dinnertime easier.
- Try salads! My daughter won’t eat a spoonful of carrots or spinach, but if you include spinach in with the lettuce and sprinkle grated carrots in with the cheese, she will happily eat both!
- Don’t underestimate the power of dips! With the right dips, my kids are open to trying all sorts of vegetables. I’ll set out several different kinds of dips and veggies and cheeses, and we will have “snacks for lunch.” My kids think it’s a brilliant idea to have a snack instead of a lunch, and I think it’s a brilliant idea to have us all eat more veggies.
- When all else fails, hide the veggies! There are a lot of great options for hiding veggies, here are a few recipes I’m going to try for my kids:
Have you tried anything that worked well to get your kids to eat vegetables? Leave your ideas in the comments. I’d love to read them!