Let’s deal; Almost every parent automatically goes into discussions about healthy eating for fear of panic and failure. It is written all over our faces. We move on to that conversation in anticipation of war and even a loss.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are some creative and fun ways to get kids excited about healthy eating, especially if you include them.
Make It Fun!
There are many creative ways to get kids involved in making healthy choices. What you want to achieve is a sense of pride and a feeling that they are in control. Things will be a bit smoother once you get in control and your body and their choice take it to heart.
Let your kids go with you to a fresh fruit and vegetable stand. If the weather permits, get your kids involved in picking their own fruits – from strawberries to apples and grapes to pumpkins that are available for picking season.
When you go on a trip, make it clear that the foods they are taking will help them make food.
Get The Child In The Kitchen
Many of us in past generations believe that cooking is a single job. Get your kids into the kitchen and get involved in this work. Cooking is no small task to sustain a person. Let it be a family function.
Teach your kids how to help you prepare family meals. Let them cut and pick up the dice (according to age and protection, of course) and let them rotate in the season as well. There’s no kid around who doesn’t like to add spices to a recipe.
It gives kids a great opportunity to see what fun cooking is while giving them a sense of pride and lifelong skill. If you don’t know how to cook, you don’t know how to survive!
Take A Turn / That’s Good
Make a schedule of who can eat which food per week. Let your kids sit down on Sunday to browse a cookbook of easy recipes or go online. We all know that our children are perfectly capable of using the internet.
By giving each child a choice of food once or twice a week, you give that child a sense of accomplishment and success. Take them to the store for ingredients. Have some fun when you get home and pick and group your vegetables by color. Make slices, dice and parboil and keep them in a small bag for later use.
And a great idea is to make a special treat for dessert that has healthy ingredients and prepare it for the weekend. You can use things like skim milk or egg whites to make heart-healthy desserts fun and flavorful!