15 Ways to Trick Your Kids Into Eating Healthier

Most kids would be perfectly happy to eat ice cream for every meal. Unfortunately, as the responsible adult in their lives, it’s up to you to ensure that they don’t have the chance.

Here are 15 tricks you can use to make healthy choices seem almost as appetizing as all-you-can-eat ice cream:

1. Prevent fruits from going brown

Sometimes, one reason that kids won’t eat certain foods is that they simply look unappetizing. When you cut certain fruits (like apples, pears, and bananas), they turn brown after a while because of the exposure to oxygen. You can imagine how gross this probably looks to a child.

But, you can prevent this by soaking them in lemon juice (or even orange juice). That’ll make the fruits last longer and increase the chances that your child will eat them.

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2. Substitute unhealthy foods for healthier ones

If your kids like anything that’s dipped in sugar, that can be a problem. White table sugar can cause a huge spike in blood sugar and eventually lead to diseases like diabetes.

You don’t need to deprive your child of all things sweet, though. Simply substitute table sugar for raw honey or pure maple syrup (both of which have many health benefits). You can also substitute ice cream with frozen yogurt and so on. Your kids probably won’t be able to tell the difference!

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3. Turn it into a game

Children love playing games, so it makes sense to turn the things they dread into a game that they’ll enjoy.

You’re probably wondering how you can turn eating healthy food into a game. Well, you can use the innovative Dinner Winner Kids Plate (or something similar). It’s a plate shaped like a board game so your kids will think that they’re winning a game by eating all of their food.

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