It can be hard to get picky eaters to eat healthily, and it can turn the kitchen table into a battle zone! Luckily, we have some tips and tricks to help even the fussiest eaters Get Set to Eat Fresh.
There are lots of ways to sneak vegetables into meals your kids already like. They don’t even have to know it’s helping them get their daily veg!
Getting kids involved
Of course, hiding vegetables helps you make sure your kids are eating well, but it won’t get them to appreciate healthy choices on their own. Get them to help out in the kitchen – they’ll be more likely to eat something that they helped make! Let them experiment with different combinations, using simple ingredients and even give their creations a name. Keep track of the skills they build using the Olympic Cooking skills record from our Master Skills resources. And don’t forget: be a good example! If kids see you enjoying lots of different foods, they’ll be more likely to try themselves.
Get cooking: rainbow wraps
Kids will love the bright colours and fresh flavours of a packed vegetable wrap. Start with a humus or mayonnaise base, then layer up with a rainbow selection of red cabbage, cucumber, spinach, carrot and red or yellow peppers, (add shredded chicken for a non-veggie option). Roll up your finished wraps and slice into small bite-sized chunks.