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Tips For Getting Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

Tips For Getting Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

Wouldn’t it be a magical world if all kids ate their vegetables? The bottom line is that not all kids love vegetables and we’ve got to make it a little more fun for them.  It’s not that moms have the extra time in the day to count how many vegetables our kids should eat, but we know it’s super important for the benefits of vitamins and minerals.  While I try my best to hide vegetables in things that I cook by using dehydrated vegetables, that isn’t always the best idea or most convenient.  Get Your Kids To Eat More Veggies

Tips to help get your kids eat more vegetables

#1. Start from the root up

Why not get your kids more involved in gardening? It’s so fascinating to watch something grow from a seed into a plant of vegetable. This isn’t a proven way to get your kids to eat more vegetables, but it’s a start. Tell them about how cool it is that they get to eat something that they grew from their own two hands. There are so many lessons to be taught through the art of gardening.

#2. Eat more vegetables yourself

You’re an adult, so you can eat whatever you want. If your kids do not see you eating more vegetables, why would they eat more? As a parent, you really should take a step back to see what you’ve been eating in front of your kids. Make it a habit to eat more vegetables yourself and become a “healthy eating role model” for your kids.

#3. Buy more vegetables

We live in a very processed world where candy bars are cheaper than apples. It’s really ludicrous to think about the high cost of vegetables and fruits in today’s economy. However, if you budget and plan it right, you can afford to buy more vegetables. In fact, buying more fresh veggies and less processed foods, like potato chips and Little Debbie’s, will allow more room in your grocery budget.

#4. Get Creative

You have probably seen several pictures on Pinterest and Facebook that depict these cute recipes using vegetables. Take full advantage of your creativity and these recipes. We live in a very “seeing is believing world.” If your kids think it looks good, then they will be more prone to trying it. Don’t pressure your kids into eating vegetables. Instead, you can let them join in on the vegetable art creating fun.

Getting kids to eat more vegetables is something you may struggle with their whole childhood, but at least you can say you tried. Parents try many different things to get their kids to eat more vegetables. At least these ways are fun and creative. If you get frustrated with your kids not eating veggies, take a step back and try a new approach!

Do your kids eat vegetables with ease?  What “secret” ways do you get your kids to eat vegetables?




  • Rosie

    These are good tips. I’d say besides looking on the internet, there are some cookbooks to help with recipes and ideas for kids to like veggies, some sneaking purees into foods, some just changing them up a bit. I do know some kids who adore brussel sprouts, etc. I didn’t like veggies much as a kid, but I do now. You can even put some into smoothies, etc. – keep trying and don’t give up!

    • Brandy

      I was the guilty kid of not wanting veggies at all but now I love them! I keep hoping that with age they will just love them miraculously.

  • Stacy Harrington Calhoun

    I am lucky and both my girls love their common veggies, getting them to try new ones is the hard part. I will definatly see if my thumb is green and try to get them involved in growing some

  • Great tips. I’m not a huge fan of eating veggies, but I know I need to set a good example for my kids, so I try. Thanks for sharing. This is always a struggle with us. There are a few the kids do like so we eat steamed carrots, and peas, often.