Keeping things simple, fun and interesting for kids is key when it comes to increasing their vegetable intake. Easier said than done, right? Well, whether you choose to be sneaky about it or fun we’ve shared a few techniques that will get you started and get them eating the food that matters!
Fun with Food
In place of your wheat-based pasta, how about you swap them out for some ‘zoodles’, better known as zucchini noodles. You can get the ‘zoodle’ effect with a spiralizer and if you’re short on time and want to go for the more convenient option, most supermarkets sell them ready made. You can mix them with a creamy sauce and parmesan, or any other sauce they desire.
Eat the Rainbow
Literally, get them to eat the rainbow of colourful food varietals on offer. In place of white potatoes, get their plates popping with colour by introducing different varietals of sweet potato, such as Purple, Hannah or Japanese (white colour) and Garnet (orange colour). Sweet potatoes are a great source of fibre, vitamins and minerals, so they’ll be doing their little tummies some good with a bit of colour distraction.
Sneaky & unnoticed
You can mask greens in a lasagne, but did you know you can mask it in flour? PomPom Paddock, an Australian family-owned business, based in Sydney have just introduced a Gluten Free Cauliflower Flour Mix. It is a wholesome cup for cup plain flour replacement mixed in with good quality grains like brown rice and quinoa, giving you a healthier alternative to plain flour. The Mix is neutral in taste, making it perfect for sweet or savoury recipes and it’s packed full of nutrients with 1 x 50g serve giving you 100% of your recommended daily intake for magnesium and 50% iron + calcium. See www.pompompaddock.com for more details.
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