Got A Picky Eater? Here’s a Few Tips
My kids can be picky with what they eat at times. It’s not surprising since I was a very picky eater as a child and I am even more picky as an adult. The daily recommended allowance for fruits and vegetables for children between the ages of two and six is 5 or more servings per day (2 fruits, 3 vegetables). This can be quite challenging to do in one day, especially if you have a picky eater on your hands. My friends at Sprout wanted to share these six ideas to ensure your child gets his or her 5-a-day!
Smoothies make great breakfasts, snacks and “treats.” Look for recipes that include fruits, vegetables and protein. What I love most about smoothies is that you can personalize it to your own taste. Or try one of Sprout’s Smash Smoothies when you’re on the go!
2) Yogurt Mix-ins
Mix fresh fruit or no-sugar-added jam into your child’s Greek yogurt. Adding the fruit to the yogurt gives it some natural flavoring and the kids get one serving of fruit.
3) Veggies and Dip
Toddlers love dipping things, so offer fresh or steamed veggies with dipping sauces. Carrot sticks, sugar snap peas, or fresh or steamed broccoli with ranch dip all make great snacks and/or side dishes. Other popular dip choices include Greek yogurt dips, guacamole, and Thousand Island dressing.
4) Fruit Blends/Purees
Look for fruit blends and purees with multiple fruit ingredients, not just apples! If you haven’t already, try our Toddler Superfruit Purees, that contain organic fruit blends. I love fruit blends because the kids get to try new flavors and fruits.
Mix fresh berries such as blueberries, blackberries and strawberries in the batter before cooking your pancakes and waffles. Make it even more fun by letting the kids help with mixing in the fruit.
6) Toddler Snacks
Toddlers love snacks that are made just for their little hands and Sprout’s Fruit & Veggie Crispy Chews and Fruity Yogurt Bites contain wholesome and organic fruit and vegetable ingredients. Try them!
Bonus: Visit a berry patch and pick your own fruits. My kids love visiting the berry patches at a farm near our home. Since they picked them they are more excited about getting them home and eating them for snacks.
The tips provided in this post was provided by Sprout Organic Baby Food. I was not compensated for this post in any way.