Nutrition for Kids – Tips & Recipes
Running after your toddler, with a bowl in your hand and a spoon full of mashed broccoli – not something mothers want to continue with. Kids have their way of escaping healthy food therefore, mothers need to help kids develop an interest in cheese-less, carbs-less, homemade food!
Often during the day while stuffing food into your baby’s mouth, you might have wondered: “Is there an easy way?”
There sure is! Making food time fun for your kids can lead to a great difference. The frustration surely builds up which can make your child run away from eating. Try out these tips the mothers at Food Crowd have been doing and successfully managing a healthy lifestyle for their kids.
Grocery Shopping with Mommy!
Have your kids help you shop for groceries – let them choose foods to eat. Teaching them how to read a food label can help them in understanding why particular food items are preferred over others. This way they can fix their meals, experiment, and find their taste while taking ownership of what they’re eating.
Planting my food
Growing your food can be a fun yet informative activity! Since kids learn by watching, make it a habit to sow seeds of the fruits you buy, and water them daily with your kids. This activity will make your child love nature and will feel a sense of satisfaction while having those fruits and vegetables – after all, who wants to have their hard work go to waste.
Stars on my Plate
Sliced fresh avocado on a bed of a fried egg with beans on the side and a slice of multigrain bread – delicious to eat at a restaurant but boring when at home. Plating the food aesthetically makes a vast difference to your appetite. We eat with our eyes, so make sure you turn that kiwi into a star, for your kid to enjoy while eating. Make a game out of it; Guess the shape! What a great learning experience while filling your child’s tummy with nutrients.
Mini Trees are Yummy!
Broccoli? Boring! – Mini Trees?– yes, please.
Kids love hearing fun names given to their food items. It draws their attention to what’s important. The next time you want your child to have a fruit salad, refer to it as a rainbow bowl and watch your child asking for more!
I’m a chef!
Cooking with your child can give them a sense of responsibility, knowledge of nutritional values, and a new skill! Give your child the space to learn with hands – there is no better teacher than experience. Let them cut veggies for you, knead a dough, bake a loaf of banana bread and meanwhile, you can explain to them the benefits of each item.
Here are a few recipes you can cook with your mini chef while not having to go through a hassle
- Turkey Sandwiches
Let the food be simple when your child is the one to cook. Take a multigrain bread, add a slice of turkey, and some cottage cheese. Cover it with another slice of bread and grill it! A Warm and delicious sandwich is ready!
- Blueberry Pops
Is your child crying for ice cream? How about you teach them how to make it at home. In a blender add blueberries, some water, and honey if needed. Let your child turn the blending knob. Pour these into popsicle molds and pop in the freezer for 4-5 hours. This will teach your child patience and provide them an immense amount of happiness when served.
Make your child’s eating time a happy one with these exciting new ways! If you have a trick that works for you, drop it in the comments section.