Most of us want to try to eat healthily and for our kids to as well. However, getting your kids to eat more veggies can be really hard during the week when you’re trying to think of what to cook after a long day at work.
There are 2 key ways we get our kids to eat more veggies:
- The first is what we refer to as “doing the big chop”. This involves getting lots and lots of veggies on a Sunday. For example in our house this means broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, peas, beans and potatoes. We then peel and chop them all into the size that we want them for the meals and cook them up. When they cool down we put them in containers in the fridge. This then means that during the week when we need to quickly throw together a meal we have the veggies already cooked and ready to go. I just grab a handful of the veggies we are going to have that night, put them in a bowl in the microwave and heat them up for about 50 seconds. All I need to do then is just cook whatever meat or other part of the meal we are having.
- The other way is using frozen veggies. A lot of people feel that they always need to use fresh vegetables. However, there are lots of studies that show that the benefits of frozen veggies are similar, and in some cases better, than the fresh variety. The other benefit is that they are usually already cut up to save you time. So don’t be afraid to grab a massive packet of frozen vegetables, throw them in the microwave, and then put them together with rice, pasta, meat or whatever it is for dinner that night.
These are pretty boring ways, but also very effective ways, to get a lot more veggies into your family and you!
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