8 Easy strategies that I use to get my kids to eat healthy

39 thoughts on “8 Easy strategies that I use to get my kids to eat healthy”

  1. Wow… What an eye-opening post. With so many twists and variations I am sure kids can’t help but eat veggies. Very clever tips, kalpana. Can you please share the recipe of lasagna using these veggies. We make whole wheat bhakri pizza too, but your tips are so much more interesting. Will try them surely.

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    1. Sure Anshu. I think i have written a post on lasagna…let me check and share the link with you. And thank you so much for such a wonderful feedback. Glad to hear you make homemade wholewheat pizzas too. Its so good, isn’t it?

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  2. My favourite post so far! I love everything you shared, Kalpana!
    When the entire family sits together for a meal, it makes a big difference.
    Asking kids their likes and dislikes involves them in meal planning , and they enjoy eating what they chose.
    I absolutely love the innovative way you incorporate veggies into as many things as you can.
    I am going to try your gravy idea.

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  3. Wow loved your post.. I too follow some tips shared by you. Master Chef Australia is an amazing show where my husband and I enjoy watching. I mix veggies not consumed by my kid and husband in pav bhaji, dhan shak, halwa and soups. You are a creative and wonderful cook. Do share some of the recipes with brinjal and pumpkin in. Will surely try them

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    1. Sure Shruti. Thank you so much. If you are into italian cuisine then eggplant parmesan is a wonderful and tasty dish to add your brinjals in. Pumpkin soups are a big hit with my kids with toasted homemade bread. I also use pumpkin as a base for any gravy which might take the slight sweetness of pumpkin. Do try them. Will share more of them sppn.

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  4. That is such a superb post, Kalpana! Mothers who use innovative ways to cook veggies, have hardly any problem feeding their kids. The kids gobble up all those veggies they hate with much love!
    My SIL has always done that…Earlier, when her son was little, she would give those dishes fancy names, too! And, now that he is 9, she encourages him to help her in the kitchen, which he does happily, and this makes it easy to get him to follow a healthy diet.

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  5. Wow wonderful post dear with so many valuable suggestions. I agree healthy eating habit development is not as easy as seems and it requires bit of creativity and innovation. I like the idea to use the vegetables in parathas, with this way we can add those vegetables in our diet that we usually not eat.

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  6. That was awesome kalpana. I thought I was innovative enough to make sure my kids eat a lot of veggies ( by innovation i mean i never gave them a choice to not eat whatever is prepared at home and so they started eating everything except may be the bitter guard. 🙂 )
    I really like the way you make food a family affair by involving the kids right from the planning stage.
    The photographs are also really good.

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    1. Thanks so much Deepa. And I am really happy to hear that your kids eat whatever is prepared without saying no… What a blessing indeed! When you have kids who eat what is made… Who needs unnecessary innovation 😂 why re-invent the wheel eh… 😂 Seriously I am so jealous of you right now… And thank you so much for your lovely comment. You Made my day ❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you Rohan. So glad to hear that. These pointers are all my own tried and tested ways built over lots of trial and error methods…😂 So yes, they worked great for us. Do try them out I am sure it would be helpful Thank you so much for such encouraging words

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  7. What I liked the most was your advice to involve children in deciding the menu for the family. That goes a long way towards increasing children’s esteem for their parents and the chances of their being more amenable to discipline definitely increase. And then again the idea of getting experts to talk to children is also very commendable.

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  8. This post sure comes from the experience of a mother who is inspired to make her kids eat healthy. We sit down for our meals together too and do pay heed to each other’s likes and dislikes while planning a meal. Your pic with your son is just like our kitchen scene. My son loves helping me around too!

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