Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Getting Kids to Eat and Learn about Apples

We know that apples have tremendous amount of goodness and nutritional benefits. It is also being recommended for people looking to loose weight, simply because it does not release sugars into the body abruptly and it is also filling. My older son loves apples but my younger one stays away.

There are a few ways to get our kids to eat apples – I do this all the time especially during the weekends when I am with them:

1. Slice the apples into thin slices or small pieces – its easier to munch and swallow

2. Add some salt – it gives it a bit of taste – salt usually does the trick but not too much

3. Arrange the slices on a place 

- Place the plate in their play area – they would tend to munch as they play their toys

- Place it on the table while you get the rest of a meal ready. Children will tend to get them in with their fingers quickly while they wait for dinner or a pizza delivery. Don’t worry about them spoiling their appetites. Also, we don’t have to worry too much if they don’t eat their vegetables.

4. Slice the apples and include slices of apple with cucumber, tomato, or fruit such as an orange or a kiwi fruit.

There are lovely recipes for apples. Personally, eating them just the way they are, are the best.

Here are three ways to eat apples

Most children enjoy applesauce. This is a simple applesauce recipe:

1. 2 red apples,
2. Two teaspoons of sugar (brown sugar is fine),
3. A few tablespoons of lemon and some cinnamon.

Place the two red apples in a food processor, tossing out the core first.
Place the ground apple in a bowl and add your sugar, lemon juice and finally a few pinches of cinnamon.


Fruit and Yogurt
Of course the one great way to eat fruit is with yoghurt.

Look up for the yoghurt recipe in this blog. Its homemade and fresh and add the fruit of your choice.

You can simply improvise  this recipe by mixing in any type of fruits you like and add your favorite cereal and nuts.

Your kids can do it. Teach them to help them understand that eating fruit is important and the easy ways to eat and prepare fruit recipes.

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