Originally Posted by Aunt Bea
Tacos and tortilla pizzas can be good options if you offer a variety of healthy toppings.
I think it helps to involve the kids and if possible their friends. For some reason kids seem more willing to try new things and act more mature when they are with other kids.
Another tip that someone mentioned in another thread is to tell a child that they are too young to enjoy a certain food.
Every kid is in a hurry to grow up!
Thats smart. I like that reverse psychology! I was going to suggest a couple things. Simple reconstruction of already kid favorites. Instead of plain mashed potatoes use parsnips and cauliflower. They are aa much healthier alternative.
Also make a puree out of cauliflower and add a little cheese for a hidden veggie in Mac N' Cheese. Of course you can never go wrong when you make your own sauces or dressings (yup even mayo). You can control how much you put into each and most importantly what you put in. EVO Mayo is delicious and a simple bechemel is so universal for dishes like mac n' cheese or fettachini alfredo.
A little off story I just now remembered. I was a very picky kid,my mom tried to feed me veggies every way she knew how. Now at that time was pretty much here is some steamed this that or roasted the other. She made this lasagna for me one time and I cant tell you how but she managed to stuff so much of the stuff i hated into it and I didnt even notice. Eggplant, spinich, of course tomato and even carrot. It was loaded with hamburger meat and mozzarella that when she told me after I didnt care. i just said,"well I didnt taste it..." Depending on your kids however it may help to not say anything or even let them see you making it just incase.