We are thrilled to announce that we have taken part in a Q&A Spotlight Session for back-to-school meal time strategies that has been featured on Key Ingredient! We discuss our strategies for preparing meals for back to school, our favourite quick and healthy recipes and some hacks that we use to get our picky eaters to eat.
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Here is a little sneak peek at one of the Q&A we answered:
“Kids are known to be pretty picky eaters. What are some food hacks you use to get your kids to eat healthier?”
Picky eating is the reason why Sneaky Mommies started in the first place, so we definitely have some great hacks to help with this!
As our name suggests, we create meals that sneak healthy ingredients into family favorites. So take our Bolognese Sauce as an example, we have sneaked 7 vegetables into it and it doesn’t taste any different than a standard sauce (even better we would say!). It’s all about cutting the vegetables up as small as possible and ensuring that the familiar taste stays the same.
In addition to this, we are always sprinkling hemp, chia or flax seeds on everything to provide their meals with an added boost of nutrition. They’ve become so accustomed to it that they don’t question it anymore.
Of course, sneaking vegetables isn’t the only way (or the best way), to get your kids to stop being picky eaters. We have found, that serving a plate of cut up fruits and veggies with dinner always help. This way, if the main meal isn’t something that they love, their other option is to reach for the fruits or veggies. In addition, we always have one thing available that we know they do like. Think pita bread, hummus, or a fruit and vegetable they don’t mind, that way there is always a safe option for them.
Next, we try and make it fun! We make this really delicious basil, spinach and avocado pesto, but instead of calling it pesto, we call it “Hulk Pasta”. During dinner time the kids take “Hulk Bites” and we have the opportunity to get a little silly at the dinner table…..
To read our full answer to this question and the rest of the spotlight featured, check out our full Q&A Spotlight here!
We hope you enjoy!
Nic & Nat