Every meal your children eat is a process of discovery that teaches them about the type of diet they will one day enjoy as an adult. And while you might not know it, it’s certainly something their subconscious mind is working out, which gives you the amazing ability to ensure your children eat well forever. Read on for four fantastic tips to do just that.
Making separate meals for your family (adults vs. kids) is a serious mistake that some parents still make. Instead, make one meal for everyone to enjoy, like Asian Chicken Burgers
with salad and KNORR Creamy Garlic and Herb Salad Dressing – this is great on the burgers too. This way you can see exactly what your kids do and don’t like, and work out how to introduce them to new foods in the future.
BARTER, DON’T BARK
If your children don’t want to eat specific parts of a meal, like the baby marrows in this Thai Butternut and Chickpea Curry
, offer them something they do like to convince them otherwise. Do your best to steer clear of sweets and junk food as a reward. Offering healthy treats is a great way to convince your kids to experiment with new ingredients and snacks.
DO THE DIPSTICK
The easiest way to introduce new vegetables to children, especially crispy mushrooms, is turning them into dipsticks. Adding a dip to your meal is an extra incentive for your children to eat something new, and experience the delight of a broader diet. KNORR Ranch Salad Dressing is a great option when it comes to dips, especially for those awesome mushrooms.
There is going to come a point in time when your son or daughter will go to a friend’s house and eat something that they absolutely love. When this happens, try and incorporate it into your meals at home. It will really make them feel like they have a say in the kind of food that the family eats, building their self-belief, confidence and adoration for great food.