Updated: 05/01/2022 – 18:34
An ingenious father deciphered it: This is how children eat their vegetables!
A father managed to decipher the plant code. So not only do the children eat their vegetables, but they also have a lot of fun doing it.
All parents know this. Healthy broccoli as a compromise is served with delicious pasta and tomato sauce. And ignored. “Please eat at least some of the spinach.” “No, I want more fish sticks”… And finally you give up. At least they ate something. They are fed up with the small mini editions of ours. They look like mom and dad but don’t eat their vegetables. A wise father asked the question for us parents: “How do the children eat their vegetables?” And he cracked the code. And because he’s a great father and a seemingly kind person, he shares his insights with those of us who have given up. Your children will also eat their vegetables: all you have to do is arrange them in a fun way!
Arrange the vegetables correctly: this is how children eat healthy too
Michael Week’s Instagram account is going like hotcakes right now. Since his creations have spread on the web, his number of followers has exploded and continues to grow. His popularity has already taken him far, because even here in Germany the single dad from England is now a celebrity. Be sure to check out her Instagram page and check out her creations. Just awesome!
What you can learn from it – for (small) children
The trick is simple but ingenious. For example, just take our delicious Paprika Hummus and use it as part of your creation. Always use your little one’s favorite movies, books or soft toys as a guide and recreate them on the plate. So your child will not only eat the vegetables, but also have a lot of fun doing it. Mashed potatoes like our delicious Celeriac Mashed Potatoes are ideal for shaping, as are small Buttered Patties with Mashed Potatoes. Legumes such as peas, carrots or super healthy broccoli can be used as hair, mouth or trees. Your creativity knows no bounds.
Pancakes as canvas?
Of course, pancakes as a basis are ideal for design. Spelled Pancakes with Cream of Mushroom and Chicken Sauce can be spiced and creatively designed with fresh vegetables. Simply lay the pancakes flat on the plate and start building a small garden landscape. So even the salad becomes an experience. Of course, it can also be sweetened with delicious fruits like berries and apple slices. You will see that you will have a lot of fun creating it yourself. And at some point your child will even want to help you, which creates a connection and teaches cooking and conscious eating in a playful way.
Have fun crafting with vegetables and fruits. Finally your child will love it!
Source: Michael Weeks (@dadshappymeals) • Instagram photos and videos