4 Ways to Get Kids to Eat More Veggies #ILikeVeggies10:47 AM
1. Hide Vegetables in a Sauce
If you serve a red sauce over noodles, kids generally think "spaghetti" and are instantly more comfortable with the dish. The meal doesn't have to be spaghetti though. Take the photo of the Mexican Chili Chicken over Noodles that is above, that sauce has tomatoes, peppers, onions and green chilis, and even my pickiest eater gobbled it up. Why? Because it looked like something he was used too, and the vegetables weren't big glaring lumps on a plate.
2. Incorporate Their Favorite Foods
There are some foods that kids are inherently more drawn to than others. That is a great tool to use when trying to get them to eat more veggies. Taking one of their favorite foods and adding vegetables to it, can help them take that extra leap towards giving them a try. Take the delicious Buffalo Chicken Vegetable Pizza recipe pictured above that can be found on the Birds Eye website.
3. Let Them Cook
4. Start Small
Did you know that according to the State of the Plate report, 9 out of 10 people in the United States do not get enough vegetables in their diet? That is insane, and I know that I am guilty of not getting enough myself. Birds Eye has partnered with Melissa d'Arabian celebrity chef, and mom of four, to help make a difference by giving moms a solution to the dinnertime dilemna. Pick up even more tips for getting more veggies in your meals with Melissa's video below.
As a mom, I love using Birds Eye vegetables, because they are so easy to cook and prepare. I can also dumb them in my freezer to crockpot meals for easy freezing without the hassle of cutting, chopping and pre-cooking. Birds Eye provides moms with over 40 vegetable blends all year long at affordable prices. If you want some more ideas on how you can fit vegetables into your daily meals, or some delicious and healthy recipes, just visit the Birds Eye site.
How do you get your children to eat more veggies?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.