I hope you all are dong well since I saw you last November. Where does the time go?
Let's start with a game called 'Food Bingo." Your kids may want to play this game, again and again.
Below is an example chart I made that contains fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meats, and meals. You can make a chart like this at home adding foods cut from magazines, or you can color in your own foods. Try and pick foods that you want your child to eat more of, or brand new foods they have never tasted. Once your child has eaten them, they put a "X" through the box. If they fill in a row, going diagonally, vertically, or horizontally, then they have a BINGO! Mom and dad, you if want, you can decide on a healthy snack or a fun small token for a winning prize. The choice is up to you.
Having your child help prepare the foods, will also give them an added interest in the meals.
Salads are an excellent way to add new vegetables to your child's diet. At the store, have them pick out what they would like to include. They'll be excited to get home and make their salad with you for lunch or dinner.
Let's talk portion size. Depending on your child's size and age, this will vary. Many times we put large amounts on their plates which can feel overwhelming to them. They're many charts online to look up for the size of servings to give them. They can always ask for another serving if they want more.
Have you ever served your child something and it's too hard for them to eat? Soup for example is a tricky one. Think soup mugs and added crackers or bread for dipping. They love that!
I'm so happy they came up with sandwich sliders. Perfect for little hands!
Below are a few recipes to try. "Asparagus Fries" and "Sweet Potato Fries."
"Sweet Potato Fries"
Peel two large sweet potatoes and cut in slices. Then, cut into 1/4 or 1/2 inch sticks. Place in a bowl, drizzle them with olive oil and add seasonings of your choice.
Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Place the sweet potatoes in the pan in a single layer.
Cook 10 minutes. Remove and flip fries over. Cook an additional 5 - 15 minutes depending on the crispness you desire.
Again, these are very tasty with your favorite dressing or dip.
I hope these suggestions will be helpful. Let me know in the comment section below if you have added tips for us to try. We would love to hear from you.
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As always, Happy Reading!
Sherman and Rosie