January 21, 2013

9 ways to help kids get more organic fruits and veggies in the body & mind

Ask children to eat the rainbow, 
eating organic fruits and veggies from OTV makes it easy to eat the rainbow.
Not only easy, 
but delicious! 

1. Get them while they're hungry.
If they're hungry, they'll eat. Before dinner, serve an appetizer of colorful vegetables, such as carrots, cucumbers, and red bell peppers, along with a hummus or low-fat salad dressing, Kulze suggests.
3. Make up cute names.
Marketers do this, so why shouldn't you? Once Risdal started calling Brussels sprouts "hero buttons," her kids couldn't get enough of them.
4. Shop with your kids.
"Let them pick out the fruits and vegetables," Wolter says. "Let them smell the produce and admire the colors."
5. Cook with your kids.
6. Have a "veggie night."
This way, there's no competition from other types of foods.
7. Hide the veggies.
Sneak pureed vegetables into everything :) 
8. Make fruits and vegetables the easy option.
Take a tip from the geniuses who thought to put potato chips in single-serving bags. Stock a kid-accessible shelf in your fridge with little bags of cut fruit and vegetables, applesauce, and fruit cups.
9. Let them use fun gadgets.
What kid doesn't love gadgets? Let them use a blender, juicer, and food processor to make smoothies and other recipes with fruits and vegetables. Use proper supervision, of course.

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