Isn’t it a challenge to make food that is fun yet nutritious? Not anymore, make meal time, fun time! The best way to persuade your children to eat healthy food is to make them a part of the cooking process. Children tend to have fun eating food that they have made themselves. Meals are also willingly consumed by kids if they like the shape, dressing, presentation, toppings, colors, and size of the item. Click here to know more about maintaining healthy nutrient intake through interesting and effective kid-friendly recipes. Let’s look at some of the amusing options out there for the entire family to relish.
There is absolutely no doubt about the fact that kids love pizza, so it is absolutely certain that they would love anything that looks like it as well. So try out these healthy and easy to make pita pizzas. The base here can be replaced by whole wheat pita and the toppings can include anything and everything you would want your child to consume, such as broccoli, corn, capsicum, spinach, mushrooms, zucchini and more. Just smother the red sauce and then let the kids select and add their toppings. The cheese can also be substituted with tofu or cottage cheese. Finally, just bake the pizza and enjoy healthy food, that looks not so healthy!
From kids to adults, everyone loves smoothies and milkshakes. In fact, if kids dislike certain fruits they are likely to consume them if presented in the form of a smoothie. Just select the right combination of fruits and grind them together with some milk or yogurt and there you have it, a healthy evening or morning beverage. Some flax seeds, nuts, and dry fruits can also be added for fiber and an added nutrition value to the meal. Adding a funky straw can also make the smoothie fun and attractive.
Whole Grain Pancakes
Pancake is a dish that is easy to cook and is loved by all kids and adults. If it is made with substituted versions like whole wheat pastry flour, non-fat Greek yogurt, eggs, bananas, and non-fat milk, then voila, healthy banana whole grain pancakes with chocolate chips (if preferred) are ready!
Parents can experiment with many more ideas such as these to make good food interesting.
It is not necessary that the nutrients should be hidden away, in fact, they should be added by or in front of the kids to encourage them to have more such nutritious items. This will demotivate them from consuming junk foods and sugary beverages that can lead to obesity and other health problems in children.