June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month and it’s the perfect time to get your kids in the kitchen!
Including your child in cooking is a great way to multi-task, experiencing quality time with your child while preparing a meal or a treat for your family to enjoy together. Cooking with your kids is also a great way to help instill healthy eating habits at a young age. Here are some ways your child can help out in the kitchen:
- Wash fruits and vegetables
- Tear lettuce or greens
- Measure, mix or pour ingredients
- Shake liquids in a covered container to mix them
- Put things in the trash
- Mash bananas or other soft foods with a fork
- Set the table
If you need some tips and tricks to encourage your child to eat more fruits and vegetables, click here! You can also try to sneak some healthy ingredients into foods that appeal to your child, like these homemade fruit and veggie popsicles! Click here for the recipe provided by superhealthykids.com where they share three different flavors of popsicles.