Veggies for Kids

Some children are afraid to eat, or even try vegetables. Don’t worry, their likes and dislikes will change over time. Keep offering veggies, but don’t force your child to eat. Eat a variety of vegetables-especially dark green and dark orange vegetables.

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Broccoli, carrots and spinach!

These 3 veggies are easy to hide in:

Spaghetti sauce, salads, soups, meatloaf, lasagna, pizza, tacos, and casseroles.

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* Sprinkle shredded cheddar or parmesan cheese on vegetables

* Cook dishes with plenty of vegetables. Enjoy stir fries, tacos, soups and stews.

* Add vegetables to scrambled eggs. Stir in cooked, finely chopped broccoli, cauliflower, red peppers or green peppers.

* Shredded carrots can be added to many of your favorite foods such as meat loaf.

* Add small pieces of cooked broccoli to canned soups, boxed rice dishes, meatloaf or lasagna.

* Let your child see you and others eating and enjoying vegetables.

* Take your child to the grocery store with you.

* Let your children help in the kitchen. Children love to eat what they help cook.

* Make fun veggies snacks for children. If your child refuses vegetables at a meal, offer vegetables at snack time.

* Keep vegetables in sight. Store veggies in a clear container in the refrigerator.

* Offer raw vegetables with low fat dressing. Vegetables often taste better when they are raw.