20 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Their Veggies

For whatever reasons, kids just don’t seem to like eating their vegetables. Thankfully, there are lots of ways we can make veggies more appealing to children, and these 20 tricks will help you ensure that your kids are eating the balanced diet they need to grow big, strong and healthy.

Add butter

Adding a little butter and other flavors can be great for encouraging children to eat more vegetables. Using natural butter is much better than adding lots of sauces that are packed full of sugar. A little garlic might even help, as children tend to be keen to try new flavors.

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Make patterns on the plate

Kids like to eat with their eyes as well as with their tongue. Arranging vegetables into patterns and shapes on the plate can make kids more interested in their food. Try making a smiley face with their vegetables, and make eating their veggies fun!

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Marie C Fields / Shutterstock.com

Make it a game

If you have two children, make a game out of who can eat the most vegetables. Children are naturally competitive, especially with their siblings. Make friendly games but reward both of your children when they eat their vegetables. Sure it’s sneaky, but it works really well for lots of people.

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