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Getting Kids to Eat Healthy Foods

Updated on September 6, 2014

As a parent I am sure you were like me and had trouble getting your kids to eat healthy foods. I know that this can be a difficult task especially if you have very picky eaters that do not like to eat much of anything in the way of food. I know that for me with my daughter I had a very hard time getting her to like and try certain healthy foods and she started to tell my son that the food was yucky so he in turn stopped eating the food as well. Here is how I managed to get my kids to start eating the healthy foods again.

Combining Healthy Foods With Foods They Enjoy

The first thing that I had to do to get my kids to start eating the healthy foods was make dishes that contained that food inside of it that I knew they would like. Doing this did lead to some really odd combinations in the way of food, but it was worth the weird combinations because they did start eating the healthy foods that they wouldn’t touch before! However, some of the times I did have a hard time coming up with the dishes that I would be making so I would consult my vast library of cookbooks for ideas. One cookbook that I know that helped me out a lot was the Disney cookbook because of the healthy food ideas that it had in it.

Change The Food With A Twist Each Time

The second thing that I had to do to get my kids to start eating healthy foods was to keep giving them the food in my normal way of cooking with a different twist on the food each time. That way I would find out which way the liked to eat the healthy food best. So for instance Broccoli which my son loves to eat now I had to make it three different ways before I finally found the way that he would eat the Broccoli by. Once I found that way I just have to remember to cook the Broccoli that way each time to ensure that he will eat it.

Healthy Foods With Kids Is Easy

I know that getting your kids to eat healthy foods is one of the biggest challenges that we face as a parent. However, if you are persistent and do not give up I am sure that your kids will eventually start to like the healthy foods. I know that if you are persistent enough and experimental enough in the kitchen you can find a wide variety of new foods of the healthy foods that your kids will enjoy. That and if you keep on experimenting with the same foods cooked different ways you will one day find out a way that your kids will enjoy the healthy foods.

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      Isabellas 7 years ago from Ohio

      You are very welcome momperks! I know that my kids are like birds when they are out and about. Stop by a place that they want to eat at and order what they want. Then when the food comes they do not touch it! So frustrating at times!

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      MomPerks 7 years ago from PA

      My kids eat horrible on vacation...I can't stand it. Thanks for your helpful info!

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      men are dorks 8 years ago from Namibia

      My kids are like sniffer dogs sabel. I really try. some times I catch them out. bt some how they are healthy, maybe i do get some good stuff inside them.