Healthy food

Thursday - August 17th , 2017

Prepare Veggies in a Different Way.

If at first your child won't eat a vegetable, consider preparing it a different way. Cooked snap peas may be mushy, so serve them fresh. Cooked carrots may taste too strong. Try roasting or steaming them to get a flavor and texture that your kids like better. Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of vegetables and lessens the intensity of their flavors. You could also drizzle some olive oil and sprinkle with cheese before you roast the vegetables.

You can also cook and puree vegetables and add them as an ingredient in your family's favorite spaghetti sauce or soup. Consider serving some healthy dips like Greek yogurt flavored with ranch for fresh veggies. Hummus is another healthy dip that could make raw vegetables more appealing to your kids. Baby carrots, snap peas, pepper strips and cucumbers are mildly flavored vegetables that are fun to eat as a finger food along with some dip.