Thursday, June 6, 2013

How do your kids like their veggies?

How do your kids like their vegetables? We have given you ideas before on sneaking them in to sauces or a puree--Here is another great article that helps get those very needed vegetables in our kids bodies:)....

Children eat more veggies when flavored dips are offered (Click for full article)
A small study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics showed that 64% of preschoolers said they liked a vegetable when it was served with a low-fat dip, while only 31% of participants said they liked the vegetable by itself. Researchers also found that pairing celery or squash with a flavored dip resulted in greater intake among children, compared with serving the vegetables alone.

(You can try to use any flavoring and wean down the caloric value over time.)

--Thanks Dr. Jopling for the link

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