I saw this idea in one of the cookbooks I recently found at the library, The Family Cooks by Laurie David. Make a rainbow of vegetables. Ridgely and I had a great time matching up the colors of the rainbow with fruits and veggies she and her brothers like to eat. Try this with your kids – and get creative!
This is the best tip because you can use it every single day!
Keep a vegetable plate in your fridge and put it out while you get dinner ready and the kids do homework. It’s the best way to get some extra vegetables in them – they’re hungry! I always have carrots on mine and everything else rotates.
Extra bonus points if you can get one of your kids to help. Ridgely has taken over veggie plate creation – and she doesn’t hesitate to tell her brothers, that since she made it, she chooses what veggies are on it!
Other foods that keep on a saran wrapped plate in the fridge for 3-4 days – green beans, sugar snap peas, broccoli and sliced peppers. Always leave a spot on the plate for things to be eaten that day – cucumbers, sliced fruit, tomatoes. Your kids will try so many new foods – I promise!