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Getting children to eat vegetables is a task that sometimes turns out to be more difficult than expected. Fortunately, there are some tips and tricks to achieve this. In fact, on Instagram, nutritionist Claire Trommenschlager shared a few simple steps to take so that your children finally agree to enjoy a plate of broccoli or spinach.
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In the first part of the video, nutritionist Claire reveals her advice for getting your child to eat vegetables. The first thing is to reassure him. The specialist explains that it is completely normal for children to have phases where they do not want to eat vegetables. This is evolving and the situation may very well be reversed. “The most important thing is not to force them,” but rather to continue with their “offer vegetables every day”.
Finally, a child needs to explore his plate a little and for this the senses are essential. “Allow him to touch, smell or even lick his food. Allow him to spit it out, this may reassure him,” and will make him want to try again.
Get into the habit of “eat vegetables at home but also why not cook them with the family”, she suggests. Prepare fun recipes together that will tempt him. And speaking of recipes, here are two ideas that your children will surely like.
In the second part of this Instagram video, the content creator known as @cuisinezpourbebe shared 2 vegetable-based recipes to offer to children.
For the first, it’s pasta with broccoli cream.
To do this, you will need:
- 1 broccoli
- 250g pasta (adapt the shape/size according to the age of the child)
- 70g of parmesan
- 1 tbsp fresh cream
- 1 tbsp oil
For this recipe, the dietician specifies in the caption that “Depending on your baby’s abilities, you can offer broccoli puree with a little parmesan or grind pasta with cream!”
The second recipe is pizza-style waffles.
For this you will need:
- 1 zucchini (or a finely grated seasonal carrot)
- 100g tomato coulis
- 200g flour
- 2 eggs
- 100g mozzarella
- 1 tbsp oil
- some spices
The specialist thus affirms that this preparation “is suitable for babies aged 12 months who are well accustomed to the pieces because the waffles are crispy!”.
And for other ideas, we share our best recipes to make your children love vegetables.