It is every parents dream to see that their children are like to eat healthy and nutritious foods or snacks. When parents are making healthy snacks for kids, they’re not only supporting the children health and growth, but also so their kids will develop good eating habits. Therefore the children are able to love and enjoy eating healthy foods in their life and lower their liking for unhealthy snacks.
Many parents have difficulties in persuading their children to eat the healthy snacks that they have made. Unfortunately most of this problem is caused by the parent’s treatments regarding to the children’s food itself. Parents tend to treat and assume that children will act and behave as the adult regarding to their foods. So, when their kids are reluctant to eat the foods, most parent are simply just pull out their authority and ordering their children to eat the foods and use the phrase “eat your food” or “it is good for you”.
It will be better if parents are able to come up with better strategy to attract the children appeal for the healthy foods. To help parents preparing and make healthy snacks for kids there are two basic requirements.
Of course the first requirement is the healthy ingredients for snacks itself. Fresh and natural food ingredients such as milk, honey, vegetables and fruits are the best options for this. Even the fresh meats will be much healthier compare to those meat products that are sold in various fast food places or processed foods in many stores.
The second requirement is the foods appearance or presentation. The combination of color, shapes and size are the main keys to attract children interest for the food and with the small sizes will make the foods are easier to eat for the children. This method will stimulate the kid’s imagination and make them feel excited to eat the foods. Many processed food manufacturers use this strategy to make children become interested in their product such as animal shaped chicken nuggets or various shape cereal (many of them even have various colors).
So rather than forcing the children to eat healthy foods and snack, wouldn’t it be better if parents could make their children interested to eat those foods on their own will?