How to make vegetables tasty for children


Children and vegetables - this is often a relationship full of misunderstandings. It does not have to be that way. With these five tips, even the biggest vegetable hater can become a vegetable fan.

Try to feed yourself varied and also to taste new vegetables once. So your child can collect as many taste impressions and has the parents as a role model. The point is that children have to feel that the big ones eat fresh vegetables and not because they have to eat healthily. So tell your child as often as possible how great you find this salad or vegetable pan. It is also very helpful to start as early as possible to make vegetables tasty for children.

Do not give up! We all need an average of eight to 20 times to get used to a new taste. So it's not so extraordinary when children do not like one or the other vegetable variety the first time. Just stay tuned, but also accept, if there is a variety that the child does not like even after many attempts. Children often have a better sense of what's good for them or not. The selection of different vegetables is very large with us. Underneath you will surely find one or the other your child likes to eat.

Let your creativity run free. You can serve vegetables in different variations. Often children like raw vegetables the most: carrots, peppers, celery and so on. in the form of sticks with different dips are fun food and the sauces can compensate for bitter substances. Simple dips can also be prepared with your child if it is not too stressful at home. For example, with our vegetable sticks we can inspire many children to eat healthy vegetables. In this form they really like to eat broccoli, carrots, celery, cabbage sprouts, sweetcorn and peas with pleasure. Or try combining vegetables and fruits in smoothies. Carrot apple, for example, is (not only) very popular with children.

It sounds simple, but hunger is an excellent cook. Always offer fruit or vegetables first when hungry. When the salad dish is on the table long before the main course, the little ones grab "in need" - and get used to it.

Where and with whom you eat has a big impact on how it tastes. We have found that children in kindergarten or school also try less popular foods because their best friends like to eat them. If you are planning a family dinner together at home - involve your children in their shopping and preparation. When shopping, you can tell the kids little interesting stories about the different types of vegetables. And if the children are allowed to help with cooking like the grown-ups, then less popular vegetables have the chance to be eaten with pleasure.

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