Who else has a hard time getting your kids to eat healthy? My kids have the worst time, especially when it comes to certain vegetables. I have been trying to work with my twins, who are super picky, on how to remedy this. So, when StickyLickits reached out to me to try their product and collaborate with them, I pretty much decided that I would try anything at this point;) Guess what… they were a big hit! I put together a list of the top three ways to encourage your child to eat healthy.
*This post was done in partnership with StickyLickits. All opinions on the products involved are my own.
Ways To Encourage Your Child To Eat Healthy
Disguise Them in Other Things
I love to add in fruits and veggies into smoothies for my kids. Smoothies and protein shakes are something that I have every morning, and it has all kinds of things in there like kale, spinach, beets… things that they wouldn’t gravitate towards normally.
Veggies are also great to add into foods like scrambled eggs, hash, or pasta dishes when I can. It’s really easy to add in broccoli or cauliflower to a pasta dish because they sauce helps disguise it so much.
Juice has never been something that my kids have often, because I don’t keep it in the house. But, juicing fresh fruits and veggies together would be one of the ways to encourage your kids to eat healthy.
Limit Portion Sizes in Other Foods
This tip really works in our family. If I give my kids too many carbs (mashed potatoes for example), they are for sure going to eat those first and then complain about being too full for their vegetables.
I always try to follow the food pyramid grouping, and really only give them the correct portions of carbohydrates, and focus a lot more on their proteins and vegetables.
Also, allowing them the freedom to choose what they eat first, while also portioning their food out, is a great way to instill healthy eating habits as they get older.
Make eating them more fun with StickyLickits!
StickyLickits are stickers that you can eat! They come in so many different designs, so kids of all ages can have fun putting them on their healthy foods (as long as they eat them after:) ).
They idea behind these is great. You can scroll down to read more about this product and to see how my own kids feel about them.