Teaching kids to love healthy foods can seem difficult, if not impossible. But, there are a couple of tricks to get even the pickiest eaters on board.
- Set a good example
Kids soak up everything, including our food preferences. Cooking up delicious, healthy dishes and making a point of enjoying it might just change their mind.
- Switch things up
Healthy foods might not be the culprit; it could be a matter of finding the right ones! Step out of your comfort zone and pick up some new flavours. Switching things up also keeps boredom at bay for everyone!
Healthy eating doesn’t mean foregoing favourites. Simply make some easy swaps. For example, instead of traditional Mac and Cheese, try using a bean based pasta for extra fiber and protein. Here is an easy cheat sheet with 35 ideas to try: https://whatmomslove.com/food/healthy-food-swaps-substitutions-chart-cheat-sheet/
- Make it Fun!
Every parent knows that kids will do pretty much anything if it’s fun. Why not apply this to healthy eating? Create excitement around trying new foods; cut foods into fun shapes or… turn dinnertime into a game! Little Moochi does just that. Our app gives kids the opportunity to raise an adorable AI pet by snapping a pic of their meals. Our backend AI engine recognizes the contents of the meals and provides feedback based on USDA guidelines. Getting balanced nutrition means a healthy Moochi, and cool prizes.
LittleMoochi is here for the entire family. Let us know if these tips help. Don’t forget to like, share and give our App a try!