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Jennifer Garner’s top tips for getting her kids to eat their veggies: ‘I’m pretty strict!’

Celebrity mums are just like us! Jennifer Garner reveals that when it comes to dinner she has some pretty good tricks up her sleeves in getting her three kids to eat their veggies.

In fact, when it comes to the dietary requirements of her three kids, Jennifer, 46, admits to People that she’s “pretty strict.”

“I’m not worried so much about junk food, because we don’t have it in the house – although I don’t want to be a freak about it, so that they just want to get their hands on it at all costs,” she says.

Jennifer Garner. Source: Instagram

Jennifer Garner on how she gets her kids to eat their veggies

When it comes to junk food and organic food, Jen says she just wants to make sure her kids Violet, 12, Seraphina, nine, and Samuel, six, are getting a variety of choices.

“It’s more that you just want to make sure they’re getting a rainbow of flavours and of foods,” she says.

And when it comes to helping your children eat their veggies, the Juno actress suggests growing your own at home.

“When I was a kid, I didn’t like tomatoes, but then my mom (sic) grew cherry tomatoes, and if I picked them off the vine, they tasted so good,” she admits.

“My oldest didn’t like blueberries until we had blueberry bushes. Now in blueberry season we take colanders down every night and they bring their friends over and we pick.”

Jennifer Garner. Source: Instagram

Jen has another awesome top tip for mums with fussy eaters

Another top tip from Jen: leave freshly chopped vegetables out while you’re cooking.

“My mom always said that if the house is smelling good and everyone is hungry,” she says.

“Your kids will get their veggies that way by eating a bunch of raw broccoli and carrots and tomatoes.”

Amazing tips!

Check out The Healthy Mummy’s interview with Dannii Minogue on how she gets her son Ethan to eat his veggies

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Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Producer with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. Jennifer spends the rest of her time running around after her son Kian.