When deciding what to make for dinner, keep these kid-friendly dinner tips in mind:
Get your children involved – Kids are more likely to eat what they help plan and prepare. This also builds self-confidence and life-skills.
- Keep it simple – A healthy, balanced dinner doesn't have to be complicated. Kids tend to like simple, basic favorites.
- Offer a variety and give them choices – Include nutrient-rich foods from all five food groups on the table, but let your child choose what and how much to eat.
- Introduce new foods slowly – It can take up to 15 times for a child to accept a new food, so mix new items with old favorites so there's always something on the table your child will enjoy eating.
- Focus on family during dinnertime – Turn off the TV and mobile phones, set the table, pour glasses of milk and get the conversation going.
Use these tips combined with these kid-friendly healthy dinner recipes for balanced and satisfying family meals!