When I tell parents that my kids not only eat, but love kale, broccoli, and brussels sprouts, they can’t believe it. Over the years, I’ve discovered some tried and true methods to get my kids to eat new foods. They have both developed a diverse palette that ensures that they are getting the nutrition they need but can pass on that knowledge to friends and future generations.
My husband and I both have siblings that refuse to eat anything green and prefer their food fried. We both vowed to break the cycle of picky eaters when we had children of our own. There are still going to be things your kids don’t like, heck as an adult we all have something we would rather skip, but the point is that we tried it to come to that conclusion.
Here are 8 ways to get your kids to enjoy a broad range of foods.
The most important thing to remember is that you lead by example. If you’re eating a healthy balanced diet, then your kids will have no problem trying them too. Stick with it. It can be tough with a picky eater but I was able to turn my oldest around, and now she helps me harvest kale from the garden and cook it for dinner.
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