Make It Fun and Colorful
Many children don't want to try the fruits and veggies we put in front of them at the table. So, making it a fun, nonthreatening experience for them is a must. One of the quick and easy things I like to do is to buy cookie cutters in many different shapes and use them to cut fruits like watermelon and papaya, whole-grain breads, and vegetables. In addition, I try plating foods of different colors and textures together to make it interesting. Not only are highly pigmented foods full of vitamins and minerals, but they are also pretty to look at. The vibrant colors, in addition to the fun shapes, allow for creativity when plating the foods and make it a joyful experience for them. Most importantly, they get distracted and eat without putting too much thought into it!