Since arriving Brisbane, we have been eating more raw vegetables and I’m preparing more salads than before. In all holistic treatment , raw vegetables and fruits contain nutrients and minerals that are beneficial for our body. And it’s good to train young children to take raw vegetables and fruits too.
If you want your child to eat vegetables, improve your own attitude towards eating them. Early in age, child tends to mimic either or both parents for almost everything. If you as a parent dislike any particular vegetable, your child will do the same. If you encourage holistic health, they will also learn a thing or two about it. I was reading about Offshore Injury online and I found a few tips to inspire children to eat vegetables in their daily diets.
How you eat and what you eat affects your child directly. If you want your child to eat something that you dislike, you have to make an attempt to eat it first and then encourage your child to try a spoonful or plateful of it. It is not easy to get children to like any new food the first time. Keep reintroducing them from time to time.
Some tricks of trade that you can try to get your child to eat vegetables.
- Blend vegetables in a blender and add them to spaghetti sauce or liven up any non-veg dish.
- Keep a plateful of green salad, either in raw or grated form. You can toss up a salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, lettuce, carrots, cabbage, onion, and radish and so on. You can have salads either at mealtime or in between meals, as a snack.
- While making sandwiches for lunch, add lettuce, tomato slice or carrots in between. Chicken, tuna or pasta salads taste great with dash of vegetables in it.
- If your child thrives on noodles, add boiled or lightly steamed vegetables to it.
- While making pizza, add chopped broccoli, spinach, etc in addition to other toppings.