You have decided to eat healthy. Your kids, however, are not going along with the program. Here are some tips you can use to get them eating the same healthy food that you eat, and eating it happily.
#1 Tip to get your kids eating healthy foods: Wrap it up.
Kids will eat just about anything in a flour tortilla wrap. To get them to eat you new healthy foods, keep whole-wheat flour tortillas on hand along with low fat sour cream, salsa, and raw spinach. When hiding your child’s healthy food in this tortilla wrap, be sure to press out any excess moisture which will make it fall apart, or they might actually see what you are trying to hide. Some items you can put in your wrap are shredded chicken and onions, egg whites, tofu and vegetables, shredded meats mixed with brown rice, and vegetables, seafood, or anything else with a firm texture that would feel like beef or chicken.
#2 Tip to get your kids eating healthy foods: Put in a blender.
Take all of the exotic fruits you can get your kids to eat and put it in the blender with a cup of their favorite juice. (This works best if some of the fruits were chopped and frozen in advance: Add a vitamin supplement like Spirulina, Royal Jelly, bee pollen, or liquid vitamins for a healthy breakfast treat.
#3 Tip to get your kids eating healthy foods: Put in on a Pizza
Find a fat free whole-wheat pizza recipe on the internet and add healthy vegetables to it. If you have to, hide them under the sauce and cheese. Foods like diced eggplant, shredded carrots, spinach, and fresh tomatoes can be added to pizza without affecting the taste too much. Use a low fat cheese and sauce with low sugar content.
#4 Tip to get your kids eating healthy foods: Shred it.
For years, my meatloaf has consisted of more loaf than meat. I add shredded carrots, celery, onions, mushrooms, and even mashed beans to my meatloaf and no one was the wiser. I am not necessarily recommending meatloaf when you are attempting to lose weight but you can add any vegetable with low moisture content to turkey burgers, turkey loaf, and soups. Some vegetables and fruits that the kids would not normally eat can be added to breads and muffins as well.
#5 Tip to get your kids eating healthy foods: Make it all look the same.
Offer new fruits your children cut up in bite-sized cubes on a party tray. Put toothpicks in the fruit and serve it with yogurt dip or ambrosia. If they do not recognize it, they may assume it is something they are familiar with and eat it. Serve new vegetables similarly (the ones you can cut into uniform size) and serve it to your kids with peanut butter and melted cheese. You can even make a fondue if you wish, but do not eat too much of it yourself.