Is there a certain food, the taste of which you simply can not stand? Something that makes you gag at the mere mention or to which you have a deep hatred since childhood?
For me, Food is Weetabix. Texture; bleurgh who wants to eat cold papier-mâché pulp, appearance; only about the most beige, most boring food known to mankind and taste; two words. ..Baby food! But not liking Weetabix is not the end of the world, while it’s pretty much the only thing I won’t eat.
But what if there is more than one food you don’t like, and if there are more foods you don’t like than you actually do? What if the foods you don’t like are actually the best for you?
Yes, I’m talking about fruits and vegetables.
Well, it’s not too much of a problem if it’s one or two fruits or vegetables that you don’t like, but if you’re one of those picky eaters who don’t eat anything green, then you’re seriously missing essential vitamins and minerals.
And we all know that children are the biggest culprits when it comes to twisting their noses while eating, right?
From an early age, children should be exposed to as many different foods as possible so that their taste buds can get used to a variety of flavors and textures, and in an ideal world, we shouldn’t have to sneak healthy things into their meals.they should just love them. But we all know that it’s not always that easy and if you find that meals become a constant struggle, I have some tips for trying to sneak into the daily food that the whole family can enjoy.
Juices are great to have in addition to your breakfast and homemade juice is far, far better for you than any store juice purchased. My favorite is Orange, carrot and ginger, as it really gives me a Zing in the morning when I need it most, but you can play with different fruits and vegetables until you find one that you like. Why not involve the children by holding a juice contest with points for taste, presentation and the best names? Or you can get them to design and prepare their own menu with many images of the different juices they have invented, then you can try one of their concoctions every day and leave a star rating on the menu. By having fun and involving the children, they are more open to new things, especially if it is something they have done themselves.
And Smoothies can be approached in the same way, but it must be remembered that Smoothies are much more hearty than juices and are much better as a snack than as a drink in addition to a meal. Invest in a good quality blender, honestly, you get what you pay for, and you can more or less put everything into it. Kale, spinach, apples, berries, carrots, frozen fruits, ice cubes, you name it, throw it into a smoothie blender like a Nutribullet, and it will literally light up everything and disguise all that dreaded green stuff.