Make sure your little one stays healthy with these easy ways to get her wolfing down her fruit and veg – and asking for more!
“When my children sit down to watch a DVD, I take the opportunity to put a bowl of fruit or veg in front of them,” says Tanith Carey. “They’ll absentmindedly eat anything – try carrot sticks, halved grapes, blueberries or raisins. And when they’re waiting for dinner, try keeping them busy with strips of crunchy veggies until their main meal is ready.”But don’t hide it!Your toddler is smarter than you think: - If you try to hide peas inside mashed potato (or other foods, come to that) she’ll be on to you in a flash. Instead, go all out by puréeing the peas and then mixing them in with the mashed potato. - If you’ve got time, mould the mash into a fun shape – she’ll be tucking in before you can say ‘greens’.
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