I remember being a kid sitting at the family table. Dinner had been freshly laid out in front of me, lovingly and expertly cooked by my mother. And yet, despite her hard work and (judging by my father’s full plate) delicious results, there I sat, pushing around my vegetables with my fork to try and make it look as though I had enthusiastically devoured them.
Kids will always be kids, and plenty are still doing this today!
Being a parent with a picky eater can be frustrating at times; when the veggies go untouched and nothing healthy seems to get their appetite going, you may start to run out of recipes (and your own hair to pull out). But don’t fret! Having a child who simply refuses to eat their vegetables is not the end of the world.
Try out some of these delicious recipes to see if you can sneak vegetables into your picky child’s diet!
When European sailors explored the ocean around the New World, avocados were used in place of butter. Green and delicious, these sailors had the right idea–if you haven’t incorporated avocados into your life yet, you’re missing out! Not only are they a delight in any salad or sandwich, but they are also great on their own or as the ringleader of a meal.
When your child is living with type 1 diabetes, preparing foods can be a difficult process when trying to make the whole family’s bellies and palates happy. Luckily, there are plenty of diabetic-friendly recipes out there that are both easy and tasty!
Here is one of my favorites for breakfast: Applesauce Pancakes with sugar-free Maple Syrup! Not only is breakfast the most important meal of the day, but pancakes are something your child can easily (and gladly!) be your sous-chef for!