It’s a tale as old as time, the question that every parent is dying to know the answer to: How do I get my kid to eat healthy foods and be excited about it? Sure, bribing them works every now and then, and the promise of ice cream after dinner will be enough for any kid to begrudgingly wolf down some broccoli. But, how do we get our kids to set up actual healthy habits for life and be excited about healthier foods? Keep reading for our top tips on how to get kids excited for healthy food, including things you can start doing today.
Get Kids Excited for Healthy Food: Educate Them
The first and foremost thing you can do to get your kids excited for healthy food is to educate them. Learning about the importance of healthy food and why they should be eating them, rather than it just being something that mom and dad are begging them to do, helps a lot.
Teach your children the important role that healthy eating plays in their bodies, growth, development, and more. Associate it when serving them, such as “make sure you eat those veggies so you grow up to be big and strong, and have long beautiful hair!”
Take Them Shopping With You
Another way you can get kids excited about healthy food is by taking them shopping with you. Teach them about healthy food habits here, such as how to read labels and how to pick out the best produce. You can make it a fun game by challenging them to pick out the most perfectly ripe bunch of bananas they can find.
Compromise with Gateway Foods
One of the best ways you can get kids excited for healthy foods is by compromising with gateway foods. Once they get used to the flavors and textures, they will be more willing to eat them on their own and individually. Examples of this include:
- Carrots with ranch dressing
Make Mealtime Fun
As parents who get stuck in the day-to-day grind of keeping with our children’s schedules and prioritizing our own free time, it can be easy to set down a plate for your kids and move along. However, making mealtime fun is a great way to get kids excited about eating healthy. Adding in that little bit of extra effort to mealtime can make all the difference.
FLEXNLOCK LUNCHBOX SET
This adorable lunchbox is sure to get every kiddo excited about eating healthy! And, it is a win-win for parents, too. This lunchbox is perfectly leak-proof without a rubber seal. FlexPlate is made with platinum material and FlexBox is made with ABS for long-lasting. Those are specially designed to work to leak-proof seal without the need for a rubber gasket. FlexBoard for decorating with FlexCharm, FlexPlate as a silicone tray, all included in FlexBox.
Everything about this box is super easy to clean and detachable when you wash it, and all parts are easy to assemble. FLEX & LOCK Kids have practical use and fun at the same time. FLEX & LOCK will offer a new experience of lunchbox for family members. Enjoy leak-proof protection without the need for rubber seals, thanks to a 2-in-1 silicone plate that doubles as a leakproof seal. Join our mission to create a worry-free & sensible lunchbox that does not mold or leak and encourages healthy & waste-free meals.
DIN DIN SMART STAINLESS BUS DIVIDED PLATTER w/ LID
This adorable plate is perfect for picky eaters. Innobaby's Din Din Smart Stainless Steel Divided Platter with Sectional Lid makes meals at home and on the go easy and fun. The kid-friendly, bus-shaped divided plate has five separate compartments, perfect for introducing a balanced diet and new foods.
This divided plate for kids has separate compartments to prevent food from sliding and mixing, while the sectional lid keeps food in place while on the go. This kid-friendly, nontoxic, worry-free dinnerware solution is made with the highest quality food grade type 304 stainless steel. Our children’s separated plate is sure to outlast any other; it will not stain, harbor orders, rust, or crack. Innobaby has a complete line of nontoxic stainless feeding products for your child. Pair the Innobaby Din Din Smart Stainless Divided Platter with our entire line of stainless steel products including stainless steel cups, bowls, and utensils.
FlexCharm 1 Pack
Make mealtime rewarding and fun with these adorable charms! They pop right onto the Flex & Lock lunchbox, so you can give your kiddo more of them as they eat healthier and healthier. FlexCharm™ comes in a variety of shapes & colors, allowing kids to explore and reward healthy mealtime in a fun way! Made with flexible & durable silicone, the charms are easy to wash & dry for your child's next interactive playtime. Collect them all, available in unicorn-, dinosaur-, and toy-themed custom designs, and nurture kids' creativity and imagination.
FLEXWARE SPOON & FORK SET
FLEXWARE SPOON & FORK SET Kids love to have all of their very own special things, and this includes their own utensils. The Groove & Easy-Grip Design helps to promote self-feeding and makes every mealtime a fun experience.
Let Us Know!
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