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It can be hard to get your kids to eat vegetables and fruit. You are not alone! Many children don’t get the amount of vegetables and fruit recommended by Canada’s Food Guide. Here are a few easy tips to get your children to enjoy their vegetables and fruit and meet their needs.
We have chosen some great recipes from our Get Kids in the Kitchen Recipe Challenge that are worth a peek! Be sure to post them on the fridge so you'll remember to try them!
Banana Whole Grain Griddle Cakes: These are a twist on the family tradition, filled with the taste of ripe sweet bananas that kids will love.
Ground up Frog Smoothie: Appeal to your kids’ sense of humour and taste buds with this green drink.
Moose Cakes: Use fruits to make different animal shapes with a muffin face.
Super Fruit Face: Let your child use new and favourite fruits to build a face on a plate of yogurt.
Bagel Boomerang: An interesting mix of cheese, apple and avocado.
Carrot Apple Salad: This is perfect for a healthy snack but will also make a great side dish for lunch or dinner.
Colourful Layered Sandwich: This twist on an egg salad sandwich pairs carrots and beets for layers of fun. With a glass of milk or fortified soy beverage, this lunch has all four food groups.
Edible Butterfly Quesadilla: Cut up your quesadilla and add vegetables to make the shape of butterfly.
Funny Face Pizza: This pizza doesn’t take long to make and your child can add their favourite toppings to make it different every time.
Yummy Tummy Clocks: This snack is a great way to teach time and enjoy a tasty snack!
For even more kid friendly recipes visit Get Kids in the Kitchen Recipe Challenge with EatRight Ontario. Involve your child in the challenge to fuel the fun in your kitchen!
Getting your kids to love eating their vegetables and fruit may take some time, but it’s worth it! Offer your children vegetables and fruit in fun ways and often. Let them choose what they want to eat from the healthy foods you serve.
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Have questions about healthy eating and your kids? Call an EatRight Ontario Registered Dieitian at 1-877-510-510-2.
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