Video:Tips To Get Your Kids to Eat Vegetableswith Stephanie Gallagher
Getting kids to eat vegetables instead of junk food can be a challenge. Here are some tips for making vegetables more palatable to your tweens.See Transcript
Transcript:Tips To Get Your Kids to Eat VegetablesIs this the reaction you see at dinner time from your picky eaters? It doesn't have to be that way. I'm Stephanie Gallagher for About.com, and today I'll share with you some tips and tricks for getting your picky eaters to enjoy vegetables.
Eat Vegetables at Family MealsEat family meals together. This will help kids develop good lifelong eating habits. They'll see you eating vegetables, and eventually, they'll want to try them, too.
Family meals are a time to relax and enjoy being together. This helps kids feel comfortable about trying new foods.
Pair Vegetables With Fun FoodBuild on vegetables kids already like. Most kids already like raw carrots and dip. Try changing things up by serving raw carrots with peanut butter, mashed carrots and sweet potatoes or carrot soup.
Try pairing vegetables with foods kids already like, such as potatoes, rice or cheese. Broccoli mashed potatoes are a big hit with kids, as is this broccoli salad topped with bacon.
Serve Veggies When Kids Are HungryServe vegetables when kids are hungriest, like at snack time. This hummus makes a great vegetable snack, and you can serve it with more vegetables, like carrots and bell peppers.
That's all for today. For more great tips on getting kids to eat vegetables, visit us on the Web at About.com.
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