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Fun Food With Kids

Fun Food With KidsBeing a nutritionist, some of the most common questions I have are about fussy eaters  and how to get your kids to eat vegetables. Day in day out.

So if you are struggling with this area, note YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE!!!

In our home we have always tried to be relaxed about eating with our children. We always sit at the table (95% of the time) and eat the same family meal together.

Of course there are days when the sh#t hits the fan or when grumpy 1 and grumpy 2 rear their ugly heads, but generally this is how it exists.

Our constant attention to healthy eating habits have paid off, although it is repetitive and hard work.But like all families, sometimes the kids just don’t want to ‘play’.

This is where some imagination has to come into action and tonight I wanted to share with you this fabulously fun activity to do with your kids either for morning tea, afternoon tea or on the weekend.

I adore the story The Hungry Caterpillar as it talks about food and how the caterpillar is feeling when he eats. These are incredibly important feelings to encourage your child to talk about as well.

The story allows you to talk about fruits, vegetables, sometimes foods and everyday foods. It talks about feeling hungry, feeling full and how food helps you grow strong.

This activity really could be two fold. Reading the story together and then making this delicious Hungry Caterpillar yourself.

Fun Food With Kids

 

What you need per caterpillar is:

  • 5 slices of cucumber
  • healthy kids cookbook6 sultanas
  • 2 thin slices of capsicum
  • 2 peas (for eyes)
  • 1 wax covered cheese (or you could use watermelon cut with a cooker cutter)

This Hungry Caterpillar activity is great as you get fruit, veggies and calcium into your child’s morning or afternoon snack. It is fun and it gives some foods which they may not normally eat an opportunity to be presented in a permissible method.

You could also try other veggies for body parts to spice things up.


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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014.Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."