Kids eat their Veggies

Parents ask “How can I get my kids to eat their veggies?” When parents enjoy eating their veggies and savor every bite with “mmm” and “ahh”, they are being the example for their kids to follow. Families can consciously make sure they have organic fruits and veggies at every meal. When kids are involved in preparing the food, they want to eat what they have cooked. Kids can discover different ways to prepare their favorite veggie and find creative ways to prepare those veggies they didn’t think they liked, like grilling, roasting, and steaming. Kids can add roasted veggies to rice, beans, pasta, and casseroles. Kid can shred veggies into their dishes, like squash, carrots, and cauliflower into soups, salads, burgers, and waffles. Kids can blend various steamed veggies, like potatoes, carrots, and beets, to make soups. 

Kids are proud and happy when their family enjoys a dish they have prepared, like a green smoothie or avocado toast for breakfast. A large salad in a colorful bowl makes a great lunch with different greens, shredded veggies, nuts, seeds, homemade croutons, and a lemon and organic extra virgin olive oil dressing. Kids can make a snack plate of raw veggies with hummus for dipping. For dinner, kids can make pasta with their favorite veggies in a tomato sauce. When kids know where their food comes from, it changes their relationship with the land and their community. Kids can visit the Farmer’s Market and talk to the farmers that grew their food. Kids can visit a local organic farm and get their hands in the soil picking veggies. Kids that grow an organic raised bed veggie garden can hardly wait to eat what they have grown and munch away at their harvest while standing in the garden!


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