I had a question from one of my readers: “how do you get your kids to eat veggies?”. My first response is that it can be hard at times, but I think that parents example has a huge influence on their eating habits. My kids definitely like raw veggies more than cooked ones. I think it is helpful to find out what your kids like and then organize and cater accordingly. Something that I have found helpful lately is cutting up veggies and storing them in the fridge so they are ready for snack and meals. I got this tupperware tray and have loaded it up with all different kinds of veggies that my kids like. It works great for snacks or meal prep.
I don’t know about you but for me lunch and dinner times can be stressful if I am trying to cut up veggies and make things when all three kids are tired and hungry. This little trick of have things already cut up has helped me tremendously. For example last night I decided last minute to make homemade pizza and all I had to do was make the dough, I then spread sauce on the pizzas and allowed the kids to put their own veggies on their pizzas. We also use them for veggie wraps, subs, spaghetti sauce, lasagna and stir-fry, etc.
My kids also like colour, the more colourful the veggies the more likely they are to eat them:) For snacks I always take theis tray out as well as a container of hummus or pesto. The kids eat the veggies sub consciously just because they are out, which is awsome! The more veggies they eat the better. Vegetables are full of all sorts of vitamins, minerals and healthy fats that our bodies need. Make sure that you clean the veggies before you eat them as there can also be a lot of dirt on them.
May you delight in today, enjoying the grace that God pours out on us and our families. May we walk blameless before Him!
Perfect! I was just thinking about that today as I was cutting up the celery and carrots for my two…. We aren’t vegan, but I do want the kids to eat more veggies, and I was wondering how you did it!
Thanks for sharing! I just have one question–do they have any that they don’t like? How do you get them to like them or try them?
There are lots of things that they don’t like, but I still put it all out hoping that they will be adventurous and try new things. They only like carrots, peppers and broccoli…I sometimes will hide them in lots of hummus and they will try things. Its hard though because they texture has alot to do with what they eat…I’m sure one day they will grow out of it!
Thanks Emma! 🙂 It’s good to know other mom’s have the same challenges. I haven’t found a hummus that my kids will eat yet, so I’ll have to get creative with hiding the veggies (other than the Jessica Seinfeld way)…. you are SO inspirational! I love it!