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Helping Your Children To Eat Their Vegetables

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Today is national Eat Your Veggies Day (we are sure a mom thought of this holiday :) ) To celebrate, we have some fun ideas to help your children eat a variety of healthy vegetables.

Tips for encouraging children to eat their vegetables:

  1. Introduce a variety of vegetables early on and often. If your child has repeated opportunities to sample new foods, at least some of them will be accepted.
  2. Include vegetables in foods your children already like – make zucchini or banana muffins instead of chocolate or sugar-filled muffins.
  3. Switch from soda or fruit drinks to 100% fruit juice.
  4. Make fruit smoothies. This will give your child fruit and calcium!
  5. Make a healthy trail mix for a snack with raisins, nuts, and non-sugary cereal.

Fun kid-friendly vegetable recipes:

  1. T-Rex pizza
  2. Mini Technicolor Veggie Pizza
  3. Galloping Good Eggplant
  4. Creamed Dill Potatoes
  5. Red Pepper Walnut Dip (great to dip veggies in!)

How will you celebrate Eat Your Veggies Day?

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2 Responses to “Helping Your Children To Eat Their Vegetables”

  1. Kat F. June 18, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    thanks for these great recipes. the t-rex pizza is perfect for my grandson!

    • MichelleH June 20, 2011 at 8:22 am #

      You are so welcome kat. I hope he likes it!

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