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Kid's meals should be quick, delicious and nutritious. Getting children to eat vegetables is a major task. Finding a way to get vegetables into the mouths of little ones is simple when they are involved in the fun. Coming up with creative ways to get kids involved in the preparation and the cooking of kids' recipes is part of the fun. Child friendly recipes will allow you the peace of knowing your children are eating healthy and the kids will enjoy being in control of what they are being fed.
Take your little ones shopping with you. Allow them to choose the fruits and vegetables that they like. This is usually the best way even with children as young as 4 years old. Children can learn to eat healthier when they participate in the cooking and the shopping for the family.
Children adore color. Even with food, kids will first look, smell, and finally taste. So a variety of color in meals is great. Eating a mixture of foods greatly improves the chances of getting all the nutrients you and your family require for your best health.
A exciting way to get children to eat vegetables is to use the food as part of a project. Kids get to count, make shapes, and then eat what they have created. You get the pleasure of knowing that you are giving nutritious foods into their diet.
Kids Recipes for Create My Own Soup Have your children separate the carrots and celery pieces. Let them spell their names with the noodles if you include alphabet noodles. You can find other novelty noodles like car shapes, etc. Create a topic of the soup creation.
Cut star shapes out of the carrot slices and zucchini (use an aspic cutter) then set to the side.
1-2 carrots 1 zucchini 4 cups low sodium chicken broth 1/4 cup shaped pasta Dash of sage 3/4 cup chopped, cooked chicken Salt and pepper to taste
Putting it All Together:
Let the children help you wash the vegetables. Once finished you can wash the carrots and zucchini softly with a vegetable brush.
Cut the vegetables into 1/4-inch slices.
Cut star shapes out of the slices, and set them aside.
In a medium sized pot, bring the broth to a simmer over medium heat.
Add the carrot stars and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the carrots are tender.
Add the pasta, zucchini and chicken. Continue cooking the soup for another few minutes, stirring occasionally, just until the pasta is done. Makes 4 servings.
Let your kids find their names or count the number of stars in their soup bowl. The kids will take pleasure in the adventure and fun, you will feel excellent knowing they are enjoying their vegetables.
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