Getting your kids to eat their recommended daily intake of 5 a day can be a nightmare, I’m no stranger to this I’m afraid. My little boy Sky is 3 and he’d much rather eat sweets and crisps all day than any fruit or vegetables I’ve come up with sneaky tips to make him eat fruit and veg without him really noticing!
Apply fries! I went on holiday last year to Spain and as I came back I noticed the Burger King there served apple fries as an alternative menu option to their fries, which I thought was brilliant. Admitedly there’s not many calories in the apple fries, so they aren’t the most filling snack replacement but I thought it was an awesome way to get them to eat apples! And they think they are eating fries – brilliant. I even put them in to little container, it makes them more prone to eat them I find, quick and easy to grab snack.
Green Giant Sweet Corn The Green Giant has been a lifesaver for me, ever since the advert Sky has been obsessed with eating Green Giant Sweetcorn as he thinks it’s going to turn him in to a big green giant! Aren’t kids the sweetest.
He’s even been telling his friends about it – I always include a side of sweetcorn with his evening meal now – worked a treat, and they’re delicious.
Carrot Mash! This is my own personal favourite concoction that I come up with. I make mash style potatos, but with carrots and mash it in to the potato, this is great for disguising the carrot in to the mash and I call it “special” mash, so he gets all excited about having it, bless him. Here’s a picture of how it looks
I know getting young to eat vegetables can be a struggle! But hopefully the ones I’ve shared above will help you! They certainly have helped me I’d love to know your tips – comment below or e-mail them to me at contact (at) muminator (dot) com and I’ll add yours to the collection