We all want a healthy family, right? Some of us deal with picky eaters, and when it comes to getting little ones (and sometimes big ones like our husbands or older children) to eat their fruits and veggies, it's like pulling teeth.
Now, I don't suggest you overly push or force them, but I do think you should offer healthy veggie and fruit options.
My husband, a wellness doctor, is always telling mothers and sometimes even me that kids will not starve themselves. If they don't eat what you offer them, save it for the next meal or snack, and, eventually, if they are really hungry, they will eat what you offered them. He always uses the example of broccoli with me, saying if that's all you offered eventually they'll eat it; our human instinct is to survive.
It is often us moms who don't win the battle in feeding our kids because we choose not to stand by what we say, we give in, and we don't want to deal with the whining or even feel bad that they will be hungry; however, this is not the best way to teach them to eat healthy options. Admittedly, I do this sometimes and face the consequences.I want to give you 5 easy ways to add in or even sneak in some fruits and veggies.
(But just don't stop offering them in their whole forms either!)1. Green Smoothies
Green smoothies are one of the most nourishing meals or snacks you can offer, and they are really simple to make. They are full of vitamins and minerals, and kids love them.
I offer a free smoothie eBook on my site with a plethora of options to keep things from getting boring.
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