Is dinner time a “war time” in your household ? Do you hear ” I don’t like this, I don’t want to eat this” every day ? Do you cook two meals – one for you and your spouse and one for kids because kids won’t eat what you’ve cooked ?
Kids at this present time, are not into eating a balanced meal. They always want to eat junk food because they think it’s cool to eat that rather than home cooked meal. Unfortunately they don’t realize that eating junk food has many side effects. Junk food increases obesity, kids do not get appropriate nutrition they need to grow and it can increase their chances of life threatening disease later in their lives.
So, big question is, how to make kids eat healthy ?
Well, first thing to do is, do not buy junk food any more. Buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Try to get seasonal colorful fruits, bright color fruits and veggies ignite hunger. Keep fruits and veggies visible so they would appeal to kids. Make a weekly dinner menu and have kids get involved while you make that menu. So that they feel that they have contributed too. Have whole family eat dinner together at least 3 times a week. Explain to kids that eating fruits and veggies will not only make them strong but will also prevent them from getting sick.
If you do this for at least 3 weeks, they will start eating home cooked healthy meal. And they will start loving fruits and veggies. Please feel free to share your thoughts, ideas and healthy recipes for kids.
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