Healthy Foods for Finicky Little Eaters

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Feeding your children healthy food can be a challenge, but really rewarding! I’m sure we can all agree that getting proper nutrients in every meal is ideal, but what do you do when your kids aren’t exactly eating their fruits and vegetables? Well, it’s easy to make healthy meals and snacks that are full of flavor too!

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It’s amazing what we do for our kids. Whenever I am cooking a meal when I am pregnant, like now, I think about how much my unborn child would benefit from the foods I am about to eat. Just how many vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients will my baby be getting? At this point, I can control what nutrients my baby will be receiving but what to do when they start to grow up and tell you that they don’t like apples or broccoli?

Well, here are some of my ideas for children who are picky eaters:

Add some honey or fruit to a bowl of oatmeal to make it more appealing.

Add fresh fruit to their cereal or yogurt.

Try a breakfast or lunch using a whole wheat wrap with turkey, eggs and cheese. It is packed with protein and fiber.

Start the day with a glass of fresh orange juice.

If you make tasty snacks your kids will never guess how healthy they really are. Like fresh fruit purees, fresh fruit popsicles, frozen bananas and strawberries on a stick.

Keep organic baby carrots in the house for snacking during the day.

Hummus is a high-fiber nutrient in which they can dip fresh vegetables.

Traditional Hummus

Add vegetables like broccoli, peas or spinach to mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and meatloaf.

Blend vegetables into their favorite tomato sauce.

Make pizzas with your kids and ask them to add their favorite vegetables on top. Kids love to make pizza and eat their own creations.

Eat together as a family and role model good eating habits.

Okay guys, those are my tips for parents to help get your kids eating fruits, vegetables, and other nutritious foods without complaining…as much! Now, for a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card from BlogHer and Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice, leave a comment on this post with your tips for how you do the same for your kids.

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