"Educating children to get used to eating vegetables is not easy for some people. As parents, we need to get around vegetables as attractively as possible so that eating vegetables tastes good," said Mamang Sayur CEO, Havid M.
Havid provides some tips on applying vegetable eating habits for children.
Make vegetable juices with added fruit
By making juice, vegetables will be easier to consume. Various vegetable options that can be used as juice include broccoli, beets, carrots, celery, spinach, and kale. To make it more delicious, you can combine vegetables with fruits rich in protein or yogurt. Mix with fruit that has a sweet taste so that the bitter taste of vegetables is not so pronounced, one of which is a combination of bananas and broccoli.
Appreciate a child who eats vegetables
No less important, give appreciation in the form of praise or gifts whenever the child has consumed or consumed vegetables. This will make the child more excited to eat vegetables. You can also occasionally give your child a gift to be more motivated. They will get used to eating vegetables slowly early on, even making vegetables as a favorite food. Keep in mind, do not give unhealthy food as a form of appreciation for children.
Be creative with vegetables as attractive as possible
Many people make vegetable creations in order to increase children's interest in eating vegetables. One way is to serve vegetables in a unique shape and arrangement, such as making vegetables into pudding, making animal shapes on rice using vegetable pieces, and cutting vegetables with special molds to form a funny pattern. Not only that, you can also add meat in the menu Capcay or cheese sauce on vegetables. In addition to adding to the curiosity and appetite of children to taste, this step can also increase their creativity.
Change the variety of vegetables every day.
So that children do not get bored and get to know the various types of vegetables, change the choice every day. This can increase a child's curiosity in the vegetables consumed. By giving vegetables a variety, you can find out which vegetable variety they like.