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It can be hard to make dinner, when your kids only want to eat Chicken Nuggets and Mac & Cheese. We have been through that struggle, trust me… we’ve come out the other side and you can, too!
Here are my favorite tips to encourage your kids to eat more ‘healthy’ foods:
- No snacks after dinner… unless they have at least TRIED all of their foods (& eaten most of it!)
- Birds Eye frozen vegetables helps mom by providing nutritious, tasty veggies that kids will love. Together, Birds Eye and Melissa d’Arabian, celebrity chef, mom of four, and host of FoodNetwork.com’s are combining their expertise to get children to eat more veggies, one bite at a time. They are working on helping kids love veggies that they will, in turn, eat & love for life!
- Try putting out a few trays of vegetables when your kids seem hungry (prepare them ahead of time) – even if it means 15 minutes before dinner. I will cook a bag of Birds Eye frozen veggies or put out fresh veggies and let the kids eat them as their ‘snack’ before a meal- it works every time!
- Give them the opportunity to eat them several times a day! Today, 9 out of 10 people in the United States do not get the proper amount of vegetables, according to The State Of The Plate report. Try to encourage your kids to eat vegetables more often.
- Try, try and try again. If your kids don’t like them at first, try again. I remember reading that it takes ten tries to learn to like a new food… Even if you get the “I’m not sure about this” face… keep on trying.
- Fill half of the plate with veggies in fun ways that your kids will love!
Make a veggie martian or something else fun & creative!
- Add variety! Try to switch things up and make it more fun. Birds Eye has more than 40 unique vegetable blends year round at affordable prices, so they can help you in the dinnertime dilemma.
This year, Birds Eye has partnered with Melissa d’Arabian, celebrity chef, mom of four, and host of FoodNetwork.com’s web series The Picky Eaters Project, to make a difference and help moms with the dinnertime dilemma.. Check out her video with some great tips to help your kids eat more vegetables…
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.