The same food, shared two different ways in a muffin tin meal:
After seeing my tins, I realized that most kids aren't going to eat orange bell peppers in that large of a quantity.
Tips for getting your kids to eat more veggies without sneaking it into their food:
- Start small, offer small bite sized portions, so they aren't so turned off (something I did not do today)
- Cut it into cute shapes: there are a wide variety of cookie cutters that you can use to make it look a little more appetizing
- A little dip goes a long way. Offering small portions of ranch dressing, hummus, peanut butter, or your own healthy option is a great way to ease kids into veggies.
- Keep trying. Research has shown that it can take kids up to 10 tries to "like" a food. Also, re-introducing when their older is important as their taste buds and preferences may have changed.
In today's muffin tin meals:
- lunch time: Heart shaped whole wheat sandwiches, cheese circle, orange bell peppers, cucumbers, carrots, ranch dressing
- snack time: orange bell peppers, cucumbers, carrots, ranch dressing
For more muffin tin meals and ideas be sure to check out Muffin Tin Mondays at MuffinTinMom.com
What other tips do you have?