“Eat your vegetables!”
We’ve all heard it from our parents at some point in our lives and most of the time we’d comply because of either a bribe or a threat like “if you finish them, I’ll give you ice cream” or “if you don’t finish them, you won’t get ice cream.” But even sometimes after these ultimatums were handed to us, there were just a few that we just couldn’t stand to even try. I can honestly say that I have never had a raw tomato but it’s just one fruit/veggie (depending on how you look at it) that I cannot bring my self to even waft. I hate everything about tomatoes and while I feel that way about tomatoes some one else may feel that way about broccoli or brussel sprouts. Here I have complied a list of children’s most refused fruits and veggies with a reason why or a tip to make them more appealing to your little ones.
Avocado: I think kids try to stay away from avocados because they’re green and often times bland. Try to cut it up and sprinkle some salt and lemon juice on it and serve with tortilla chips!
Tomatoes: Can’t quite help you with that one, there’s just no convincing me on this!
Apple sauce: the texture is not one loved by the majority, try apple slices instead. Fresher, no added sugars and the kids will love them!
Broccoli: It’s the “icky” veggie staple! Along with brussel sprouts. Try to make a yummy cheese or olive oil garlic sauce to go with the cooked broccoli or baked brussel sprouts and see if that heightens any appeal
Carrots: When I was little carrots weren’t particularly my favorite either but when my mom let me dip them in a little bit of ranch, there was no stopping me! Try a fun dipping sauce that lets your little one be a little more interactive
Spinach: This one’s also a toughy. Try sautéing it with a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper and throwing it in your kiddo’s quesadilla. I’m, pretty confident they won’t refuse!
I hope these tips n’ tricks gave you a few good ideas to get your children to eat the foods they need to grow. Have a Rudirific afternoon!