It is a very important task of every responsible mother to ensure that their kids eat a balanced, nutritious diet. Such a healthy, balanced diet is integral to a child’s growth and development. Unfortunately, it is not very easy to get kids to eat fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods, especially if they have developed a liking for chips, candies and other junk foods at a very early age. However, it is not too late to inculcate a taste for healthy foods in your kids.
There are a number of healthy recipes for kids that are delicious, nutritious and easy to prepare. Kids in particular will be drawn to try out healthy dishes if you let them help you in the cooking. After all, a child takes pride in his or her accomplishments, so have him or her help you in the kitchen when you cook healthy meals. Let us take a look at some healthy recipes that you can try out with your kids at home…
Colorful Carrot Soup
Kids will be drawn immediately to the bright orange color of your Colorful Carrot Soup. Aside from boiling carrots, cloves and garlic, add orange juice and lemon juice to give it that fresh fruity flavor.
Tasty French Toast
Already a popular breakfast meal for your kids, you can make it even tastier by adding milk and sugar, or yummy cinnamon. Always add tasty toppings like melted butter, fresh fruit or brown sugar.
Rainbow Fruit Kabobs
Serving colorful fruits on sticks is one of the best ways to get your kids to eat them. They are also healthy party and picnic foods. Be creative when presenting your Rainbow Fruit Kabobs. Put a variety of colorful fruits on a single stick, like apples, grapes, bananas, pineapples topped with shredded coconut. To make them even more visually appealing, you can also carve the fruits into fun shapes. Make sure that you serve fruits that are fresh and firm, and not over-ripe.
A bowl of oatmeal for breakfast is loaded with lots of fiber which will aid in your kid’s digestion. Since some kids may not like to eat oatmeal because of its bland taste, you can make it flavorful by adding fruits, like bananas or blueberries, or a sweetener like stevia powder.
You are probably wondering “Aren’t pizzas fatty foods?” However, you can prepare small but healthy pizzas, and serve one to your kid daily. Top your pizzas with chopped onions, tomatoes, mushrooms and green pepper. Since kids just love cheese, instead of using regular fatty cheddar cheese, top it with reduced mozzarella cheese instead.
With a little creativity and imagination, you are sure to get your kids to eat healthy foods. In addition, make sure that you talk to your kids about the importance of good health and how eating nutritious foods is one way by which they can remain healthy.