Every parent knows the struggle of getting your kids to eat healthy. They turn up their noses the second a healthy meal is on the table, and don’t even think about saying the word ‘vegetable.’
If you’re struggling to get your kids to eat healthy, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Through trial and error, we’ve found several ways to help you get your kids eating healthier, and enjoying it too!
Start ‘Em Young
First, it’s never too early to start encouraging healthy eating. In fact, introducing healthy foods while they’re young is an excellent way to help them form good eating habits. That way, the concept of healthy eating will be ingrained into their diet and won’t be a crazy concept in adulthood.
Get Them in the Kitchen
Another way to get kids eating healthy is to put them to work in the kitchen. Let’s face it, us parents could use a helping hand, too! Involving your kids in meal prep and cooking will get them interested in food as well as learning a new skill. As you’re cooking together, teach them about what the foods are and how they are healthy for them. It will also make your kids more likely to try new foods. Click here for a few fun & easy recipes to try with your kids.
Make it Fun!
As with anything you want your kids to be interested in, make eating healthy fun! Remember eating ‘ants on a log’ when you were a kid? Get into that headspace! Make fun shapes with fruits and vegetables, or make healthy snacks that look like their favorite characters to get creative. They’ll be munching on healthy snacks in no time!
Don’t Use Treats as a Reward
One of the biggest mistakes we can make is using unhealthy foods as a reward. This can create the wrong associations with food, and make them more likely to choose unhealthy snacks. For example, don’t reward them for cleaning their room with a pack of sugary candy after.
Show Them By Example
Kids learn from and develop habits similar to the people around them. So, it’s important to model healthy eating habits for them. When your kids are watching, stay away from the sugary snacks and grab something healthy. That way, they’ll be more likely to do the same.
Getting your kids to eat healthier is no easy feat! Try some of our tips and find what works best with your little ones. Before you know it you’ll have them interested in and enjoying eating healthy!
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