How to Get Toddlers to Eat Healthy Food

All parents know that it can be a hassle to get toddlers to eat healthy meals. In some cases, it can be a challenge to get them to eat anything. Unless it comes off of your plate, of course. Here are a few helpful tricks to get your picky eaters to pick up their fork and dig in! How to Get Toddlers to Eat Healthy Food:

Start Early

By starting the negotiations early, you’ll be able to find out what it is that your child really wants to eat and what may persuade them to eat what you’ve cooked.  This will also give you enough time to fix an alternative dinner that may or may not be eaten.

Be Persistent

Stay positive and keep offering the healthy meal you worked so hard to create for your loving family. Eventually, your child will either decide it isn’t worth fighting over and eat it, or persuade you that ice cream can actually be a healthy alternative. After all, dairy is an important part of a growing child’s diet.

Stay Positive

Dinner may feel like a complete disaster at this point. However, having a positive attitude will help you in the long run. Your toddler will see that dinnertime can be a fun and rewarding experience, as long as they see you enjoying it too! What isn’t enjoyable about convincing them that what you made won’t kill them and that they need to sit down to eat every five minutes?

Getting your toddlers to eat healthy meals is important, but so is your sanity. If they aren’t eating the meal that you made, try again later. Remember to pick your battles. Maybe you can sneak a vegetable into a smoothie or trick them some other way. Or, you can keep in mind that French fries are made out of potatoes and potatoes are actually a vegetable.

Latest Posts

Why Is Everyone Switching to Chewy?

If you're like many pet owners, you might have heard about Chewy, the online pet supply store. It seems like more people switch to...

15 Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Mom from Old Navy

Moms mean everything to us and this Mother's Day is the perfect time to show them just how much we appreciate them. Mom is...

10 Lovely Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts on Etsy

Sure, gift cards are an easy and simple way to show your mother how much you love and appreciate her. However, taking the time...

20 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts from Walmart

Moms are so special and deserve a gift that shows them just how special they are! Finding the perfect gift for mom is easy...

Don't Miss

When Should I Start Preparing My Child for College?

When you first hold that bundle of joy in your arms or chase your squealing toddler through the playground – college seems a loooonnnggg...

Encouraging Sibling Bonding: Age Gaps Are Tricky

Can we all just admit we're winging it when it comes to raising our kids? I have three. The girls, Lilly and Peyton, are...

Help! My Child is a Night Owl, What Do I Do?

Does it seem that even though you wore your child out with a long day at the park and time on the backyard trampoline,...