Many people complain that healthy foods are boring to eat. Lots of people really want to be able to eat healthy food like broccoli but taste something like chocolate. The foods that are good for us never seem to taste as nice as foods which are unhealthy. Adults find it difficult to eat healthily, so why should children find it any easier? Eating some vegetables instead of potato chips takes some real determination and most kids simply don’t have that kind of determination. Not to mention, a lot of kids simply don’t understand how much more healthy something like a snack of carrots is compared to potato chips. As a parent though you need to behave how you tell them to behave, you can’t tuck into chocolates while you are forcing your kids to eat their veggies if you want them to take you seriously.
If you want to make yourself healthy and lose some weight then you do need to eat up all your greens. Vegetables are high in vitamins and minerals but low in calories and they also contain lots of fiber which will keep your bowels moving properly.
Convincing your children that they should eat broccoli and other vegetables is a real challenge, particularly if you don’t like the taste yourself. To get around this you need to give your taste buds some training. Your taste buds have been spoiled for years and are used to processed foods. They are in love with fat but all of these things are bad for us. Because we eat so many artificial flavoring, things like vegetables are not as tasty as they should be. The truth is that all these healthy foods are packed with natural flavors of their own, but our preference for processed foods has really impacted our ability to taste the natural goodness.
If you start eating the healthy foods and completely stop eating unhealthy stuff then you should see that it’s not really as bad as you thought. Nature does provide some fantastic flavors but these are lost on most of us because of the use of flavorings. If you stick it out for a while then you should be able to understand that the good foods are wonderful, you don’t even need to worry about missing the unhealthy foods because you will forget all about it.
Kids can get involved by helping parents prepare the vegetables so that they can be cooked. Most of the artificial flavors are derived from nature and it’s actually possible to add the flavoring to your veggies. Add onions, garlic, pepper and vinegar to your vegetables so that the vegetables taste of something that you like. If you’re a fan of spicy foods then you can even add some chili pepper to your vegetables for that extra kick. Whatever it is you like to eat you can add it to your vegetables for some extra flavor.
Why not give it a go? You haven’t got anything to lose and you might end up loving vegetables!