You can make some everyday foods more interesting and appetizing by substituting healthier ingredients that add more flavour, colour, or fun.
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Top cereal with fruit slices. Fruits are naturally sweet, colourful, and more fun anyway.
Toddlers are into toppings. Putting nutritious, familiar favourites on top of less desirable foods can broaden the finicky toddler's menu.
If your child refuses to eat a particular item, try mixing it with another food that he enjoys. For instance, a well-formed mashed potato and pea volcano is always fun.
Serve up a dip, sauce, or dressing with your toddler's fruits and vegetables—anything that’s tasty or adds interest. There are so many different dipping combinations to explore, you are sure to find one your fussy eater will appreciate. Plus, a study1 actually showed that the addition of a dip increased preschoolers' intake of veggies.
- Savage JS et al. The Addition of a Plain or Herb-Flavored Reduced Fat Dip is Associated with Improved Preschoolers’ Intake of Vegetables. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2013;113(8):1090-5.
Want your kid to eat more veggies? Make smoothies using yogurt, milk, fresh fruits, and veggies. Plus, the sweetness of fruits and yogurt covers the taste.