Just like genes, ‘aversion from vegetables’ is also passed down to the children. The taste of starch, carbs and fat is more appetizing than the leafy taste of vegetables. It’s same story everywhere. One of the parents is running all over the house to hit that jackpot of one bite down that little tummy.
Interestingly, for the warrior parents who don’t want to give up at all, there are recipes that you could try to hide the secret of goodness. What’s better? It works!
Pediatricians believe that the reason why your kid is probably hesitating to gulp down veggies is because their taste buds are messing up with their mood. While children are in developing phase, hormonal imbalances confuses them with ‘likes and dislikes’. Their conscience is blurred. That’s why parents are needed to help them throughout this phase.
Little chunk of extra efforts that goes in making the meal for your kid can actually make you, their hero.
What can you do with some veggies in your refrigerator?
Cheesy Cauliflower Alfredo
The fettuccine tossed in nutrition rich creamy sauce that is made from cauliflower and cheese balls. Cauliflower doesn’t impart color on the sauce and blends in well with cheese to keep the secret going strong.
Zucchini Fried Fingers
Cut long and thin pieces of zucchini and roll them well in the bowl of bread crumbs. Give it a quick fry and voila! You’ve nailed down an amazing way to make your kid take in the benefits of green vegetable.
Cheese and Spinach Pan Pizza
Pizzas are the most vicious dish that you have in the menu which a kid would never miss out on. Have a thin crust of bread topped with spinach, Roma tomatoes and onion variants. Of course, a layer of healthy cheese to hide your game plan.
Beetroot Punched In Pancakes
Children usually deny beetroot due to it’s raw taste as a veggie. How about blending it with the pancake? It gives wonderful reddish texture to the dish without loosing on to the taste and nutrients.
Vegetable Juice Popsicle
A kid from Pluto might deny to popsicle but none on Earth would. Make homemade ice cream sticks for your little ones with fruits and vegetables juices. Use your rich culinary instincts to make them want for more.
Crunchy Broccoli Snacks
Children loves crunchies in their meal. If your kid doesn’t bend down on your warnings or requests then be the parent of century and convert their meal into their likes. Deep fry broccoli to give it a crunchiness and mix with chips to make it a diet snack for evenings.
Roasted Caramelized Butternut Squash
Parents, this is hard to miss for you too. Peel off the squash and cut into small square pieces and spread it from baking sheet. Add melted butter, brown sugar, salt and pepper onto the pieces and roast! It takes approx 50mins to lure upon the goodness of squash in a trendy way.
When parents get witty, it is impossible for kids to skip their meals which is full of nutrients. So, turn your creative side on and start fusing veggies into the infamous junk food. This will not only make your kid ask for more but also give you extreme happiness and wave of relaxation when they complete their nutritional demands daily.