Vegetables can be
included in the diet of children very easily with some tricks. List below are
some tips that can be followed.
Including vegetables in the diet
of children is a must. They are rich in nutrients that can aid in
childrenâ€™s growth and development. They are also loaded with immune boosting
properties. However, making children eat vegetables is not easy. But if
parents follow some simple tricks this task can be made simpler. Listed below
are few tips and tricks that parents can follow to include vegetables in the
Including Vegetables in Diet of
Here is what parents can do to include
vegetables in the diet of children.
with Dal Rice
to children is a usual practice in Indian households. One of the ways to
include vegetables in the diet of children is to mix them with
Dal-Rice. In the beginning children may make a little fuss.
Slowly children will start developing liking for the vegetables that are mixed
with Dal and Rice. This combination can be tried with different
vegetables. In this way all types of vegetables can be included in the diet of
Wrapping cooked vegetables in chapattis is
an interesting idea to include vegetables in the diet of children. To make it a tastier snack
option for children, parents can use spreads of their choice. These
vegetable wraps can be served with ketchup. Spreading shredded cheese over the
vegetables while making these wraps can increase its nutritional
are easy to make as well as it is one of the healthier options for including
vegetables in the diet of children. There are various vegetables
that can be used for making Parathas.
Vegetables like capsicum, cabbage and carrot can be used in their raw form
while making Parathas. Whereas, vegetables like potatoes
are required to be cooked before rolling them with wheat flour. Spices like
Garam Masala, cumin-coriander powder, turmeric powder, red
chilli powder etc, can be used to enhance the taste of the
Get Creative with
Vegetables like cucumber, beetroot,
carrot that can be eaten raw can be cut in different shapes. Nowadays,
vegetable cutters are available in market very easily. These vegetable cutters
are available in different shapes like heart shape, star shape, flower shape
etc. Such vegetables can be offered in raw form to children. They will surely
get motivated to eat, if they are get such raw vegetables in different
shapes with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
Once in a while vegetable
sandwiches can be made for children. Just like Parathas a wide
variety of vegetables can be used for making these types of sandwiches. Some
vegetables are required to be cooked, whereas some vegetables can be sneaked
into these sandwiches
in raw form. Such vegetable sandwiches can also be toasted or grilled in order
to make them a tastier eating option for snacks. Parents can use brown bread
for making this tastier eating option into a healthier eating option as
Other Ways to Include
Here are some other ways which can
be followed to include vegetables in the diet of
Take children for vegetable shopping in order to help
them develop liking for vegetables.
Put vegetables while making
different Dals so that even if children do not eat them some
of the nutritional values of these vegetables can be added to it.
Do not stick to just a few recipes
while including vegetables in the diet of children, try different healthy
recipes so that children do not get bored.
Once in a while ask them to tell
you what they would like to eat.
Give them options to choose
Take their help in making simple vegetable dishes
like vegetable salads etc.
Vegetables can be easily sneaked
into the diet of children. Parents must make a note of one thing that they
should never force children to eat vegetables. Forcing children to eat is not a
good way to feed them. Whatever, they are eating, they must eat happily.
What are some of the easiest ways
to include vegetables in the diet of children? Why is it important to include
vegetables in the diet of children? Discuss
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