Getting children to eat healthy foods isn’t always easy. Children are picky. They don’t like strong tastes, and they would happily choose ketchup over tomatoes. Preparing healthy foods for your toddler or young child may seem like a daunting task. That’s where you get sneaky. Here are three fast and easy foods for your children that are healthy too.
It sounds gross, but children love color. Making a green smoothie goes beyond the typical fruity smoothie. All you need to do is toss together your child’s favorite fruits, add in a small amount of greens and a piece of celery. Put the ingredients in a blender, and puree them until they are smooth. Your child will drink up this nutritious snack without realizing it has leafy-green vegetables. The color of the drink will vary from bright green to dark green, but the bright green is usually more appealing to young ones. This is the perfect drink to take on the road to singing lessons or ballet practice.
This fun dish is healthy and bursting with color and flavor. It’s also perfect for busy families. All you do is pour old-fashioned oats into a container. A jar is a good choice. You then fill with a proportionate amount of milk. Almond and coconut milk are perfect choices. Add in your child’s favorite fruits. Shake the jar. Let it refrigerate overnight. When morning comes, the fruit will have softened. The flavors blend together for a cold and delicious breakfast. Your child can get it before rushing out the door with you to scat singing class.
Wraps are easily portable and customizable. The key to making it healthy is using the right wrap. You can purchase wraps with vegetables in them. The spinach ones are not easily recognizable as spinach. You can tell your child that it is simply a green tortilla. Fill it with their favorite healthy ingredients. They can eat this on the road without making a mess, but be careful with adding dressings.
These are just a few ideas for getting your toddler or child to eat healthy meals. The above suggestions are colorful, tasty and bursting with nutrients. Fruits and greens add plenty of vitamins. Oats add fiber and protein. Wraps are easy to take everywhere. These food ideas can also be modified to meet your child’s taste preferences. It doesn’t get much easier.