Kids fight to avoid eating their vegetables. They just seem to hate vegetables. Why? It seems that this could be due to the kids super sensitive taste buds. Apparently, kids taste the bitterness in the vegetables much more easily than adults. Therefore, children might not be as fond of having vegetables due to the taste. We Parents have to try kids need to have a balanced diet and without vegetable Parents worried there would be a negative effect on the child’s health. Over time my daughter has gotten a little better with vegetables but she is still quite picky with her vegetables. I tried making different meals or appetizers with increasing amount of vegetable. I tried to cook the vegetables differently make it differently or more tasty. Sometimes my kids like what I did with the vegetable but not all the time. I think the next best option is to make a smoothie which might hide the vegetable in the smoothie. My kids love fruits; it is sweet and juicy. Smoothie is a good option. Smoothie will blend everything together so my kids can take in all the nutrient from both the fruit and the vegetables. Also, the fruit might hide the vegetable or mask it.
1/2 cup spinach
1 large pear (cut into slices)
1 cup orange juice
1 apple (sliced)
- Put banana, avocado, pear, and spinach in the blender. Add orange juice.
- Juice the apple.
- Blend everything together.
Smoothies are great for kids. It will help to give a balanced nutrition. It is an easy way for the kids to get the vitamins and minerals they don’t get from their daily meals. Or, when the kids get picky with their food. By juicing, it is a quick way for the body to absorb the nutrient and build a stronger immunity. Also, juicing helps to release a digestive enzyme in the fruit and vegetable that does not happen when you eat fruit or vegetable with from chewing. This helps to improve the digestive tract and gives phytonutrients to the body.