Make Vegetables for Kids More Fun!
So, I’ve said it over and over again: my kids are PICKY EATERS. Well, my older two (ages 5 and 7) are coming along and trying new foods now. But my toddler is currently king of picky eater-town. So I am no expert on kids’ nutrition. And apparently I’m not the only one; According to Birds Eye‘s State of the Plate Report, 9 out of 10 people in the United States do not get the proper amount of vegetables. So Birds Eye is teaming up with celebrity chef and host of the Food Network’s The Picky Eaters Project, Melissa d’Arabian, to get kids eating more veggies. I was inspired by this crazy statistic and the Birds Eye initiative to find some ways we can make vegetables for kids more fun and “edible!” Here’s what I’ve found…
Vegetables for Kids: Tricks to Get Kids Loving Veggies
Make Fun Vegetable Recipes:
- Pasta and Vegetable Critters (P is for Preschooler)
- Vegetable Butterfly Snack (B-Inspired Mama)
- Book-Inspired Stone Soup (Betsy’s Photography)
- A Christmas Tree of Vegetables (B-Inspired Mama)
- Vegetable Pizza Snack (The Educators’ Spin On It)
- Rainbow Fruit and Veggie Plate (3 Boys and a Dog)
Make Trying New Vegetables a Game:
- Games to Get Picky Eaters Trying New Foods (P is for Preschooler)
- A Picky Eater Taste Test with Free Printable (B-Inspired Mama)
Grow or Pick Your Own Vegetables:
- Container Garden Vegetables (Creekside Learning)
- Growing Romaine (Betsy’s Photography)
- Pick Kale for Kale Chips (Capri + 3)
- The Best Vegetables to Grow with Kids (The Educators’ Spin On It)
Hide Those Veggies:
- Hidden Vegetable Pops (Craftulate)
- Simple Healthy Pasta Sauce (One Perfect Day)
- 5 Tips to Hide Vegetables (B-Inspired Mama)
Use Vegetables to Make Art:
- Vegetable Stamping (Craftulate)
- Kids Craft Food Creations (Red Ted Art)
- Printing Flowers with Okra (The Imagination Tree)
- Vegetable People Craft (Gift of Curiosity)
- Painting with Vegetables (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Use Vegetables During Play & Learning:
- Peas & Carrots Sensory Play (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
- Vegetable Stand Pretend Play (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
- Vegetable Math Game (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
- Exploring the 5 Senses with Fruits and Vegetables (Learn Play Imagine)
- Grow a Carrot Top (Laughing Kids Learn)
- DIY Fruit and Veggie Fridge Magnets (Danya Banya)
- Montessori-Inspired Vegetable Learning (Living Montessori Now)
More About Birds Eye Vegetables for Kids
Frozen Birds Eye Vegetables are my go-to here in our home, because they’re convenient and always fresh. My new favorite way to serve them is with leftover ham chunks and cut up string cheese on a skewer. The kids get a kick out of their Ham and Veggie Kabobs! I love that they are eating healthy, and I love supporting a company that is so involved in helping moms and their kids eat healthier, too.
Birds Eye continues to make eating more vegetables a reality by showing families how to fill half the plate with veggies in fun and simple ways moms and kids will both like. By providing moms with more than 40 unique vegetable blends year round at affordable prices, Birds Eye continues to be her ally in the dinnertime dilemma.
Here are some more tips for getting those veggies in your kiddos from Melissa d’Arabian:
Are your kids good veggie eaters? If so, what’s your trick?! What’s your best ways to get kids to eat their vegetables?
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