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7 Simple Tips for Getting Kids to Eat More Veggies

    Seven simple tips to get even the pickiest eater in your family to eat more veggies!

    two cute kids enjoying their stonyfield yogurt pouches

    As a busy mom of two little boys, I know how hard it can be to get kids to eat their veggies!

    Asher Melon

    While my oldest had admittedly always been a healthy eater (he takes after his mama), my youngest is more interested in pizza and candy than broccoli and spinach.

    Jacob and Asher Tuxes

    As a result, over the last seven years of being a mother I’ve accumulated several tried and true tips for getting my kids to eat more veggies that I can’t wait to share with all of you today.

    How to get kids to eat more veggies

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    Ease them into products

    My first tip is to ease them in with products they already know and love. Case in point? Stonyfield organic yogurt pouches!New Stonyfield Veggie Yogurt Kids Pouches

    Show them where produce come from

    Whether it’s a visit to a local farm or a stop at your nearby farmers market, nothing is more important than letting kids touch, feel, smell, and see where fruits and veggies come from.Jacob Asher Picking Apples

    Try recipes from around the world!

    My boys love Mexican, Lebanese and Asian food which is often way healthier and veggie-forward than typical American kids food. Instead of just steaming a veggie side dish just to get it on the plate, cuisine from around typically takes a more thoughtful approach adding high-flavor ingredients like garlic, ginger or sesame oil to really make kids love veggies.Thai Green Chicken Curry with Asparagus - a healthy stir fry recipe

    Lead by example

    I can’t tell you how many parents I know say their kids “don’t like kale” or “won’t eat cauliflower” but when I dig a little deeper I discover the parents don’t eat those veggies either. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, kids are sponges and are watching your every step. Plus let’s be real, don’t kids always want to eat whatever is on your plate?Jacob and Liz Making Salad

    Take them out to eat

    Take them out to eat! Dining out in restaurants is a great way to expose little ones to veggies that don’t usually land on your dinner table at home. Whether it’s Chinese broccoli with hoisin at a dim sum restaurant or shredded cabbage on top of soup in a Mexican restaurant, dining out is a great way to expose little ones to new foods.Asher Eating Fruit

    Cook with your kids

    If I want my kids to eat more veggies, one of the best and easiest things I can do is involve them in the cooking process. Whether it’s grating cheese, mashing bananas, or cracking eggs, kids love to be near their parents so if you’re in the kitchen, bring them along!Liz-and-Asher-Cooking-Pasta[1]

    Let them shop with you

    By bringing my little ones with me to the grocery store, they can pick out their favorite veggies and other healthy snacks such as Stonyfield’s new veggie yogurt pouches. Kids want to feel independent so letting them pick out THEIR favorite flavor just means they will be that much more likely to eat the healthy veggie-filled snack you’re buying them!

    Jacob Asher New Stonyfield Yogurt Pouches

    What are your best tips for getting kids to eat more veggies? I’d love to hear from you!

    Disclosure: I am proud to be a Brand Ambassador for Stonyfield. All thoughts are my own.

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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