Getting your little ones to eat good food might just be as easy as letting them help in the kitchen! A study done in the University of Alberta showed that kids who helped prepare their meals made healthier food choices. It’s no secret: kids are more inclined to eat food that they’ve helped prepare.
Here are some ways to get them started in helping in the kitchen:
Don’t forget to serve Lactum 3+ or 6+ to help fill in nutritional gaps so you are 100% panatag that your child gets 100% nourishment*.
While a balanced diet is necessary for health no matter how old you are, it is absolutely crucial in the case of young children for several reasons. Here are some of the vital nutrients found in the food pyramid which your kids need for 100% Nourishment*: • Start with the basics: introduce them to each “ingredient” by letting them hold and feel different fruits and vegetables. Explain to them why that vegetable is important, and how they can benefit from it (example: “carrots help improve your eyesight.”)
• Don’t overwhelm your child with a long list of ingredients and prep work! Make the first dishes easy and fun: think smoothies (just toss fruits into a blender!), or fun sandwiches (pick your toppings and put them together.)
• When it comes to preparing more elaborate meals, do the prep work earlier. Cut up ingredients beforehand and let them help in putting the dish together! Let them help mash potatoes, season hearty soups, or tear lettuce leaves for salads. A simple recipe you can try: toss cubed vegetables in a large bowl with olive oil, salt, and seasonings, then let your child mix it with a wooden spoon until the veggies are lightly coated before roasting in the oven.
• Let them watch you measure out ingredients, and have them pour the ingredients in the bowl/pot. Bonus: you get to teach them a little bit of math!
• Don’t just limit “meal prep” to the kitchen: teaching them how to set the table also motivates them to eat their meals.
Involving your kids in the kitchen is a double win: not only do they end up making nutritious food choices, but you also get to spend quality time with them! And don’t forget: to help make your child 100% nourished**, supplement each important meal of the day with a glass of Lactum 3+ 6+!