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Get your child to fall in love with greens - Green your life program - Day 4

On day 3, we discussed the natural salt content in greens. Did you try the experiment?

Greens are full of important minerals like calcium, magnesium etc, high in vitamins, folates and are generally bursting in nutrition. Greens should form a part of a child’s daily diet. Is getting your child to eat his or her greens a long drawn out affair? Tantrums at the dinner table? Try these tips.

  1. Like other veggies, greens eaten in raw form retain all their nutrients. Hence, give raw veggie salads to your kid and mask the taste of greens in it by massaging them well with the salad dressing, so all the leaves are well coated. Try the mixed green salad with avocado dressing.
  2. Greens in dry subzis are not much liked by kids. So you can try putting greens to the curries you make at home. They especially go well with a few dals, for eg: try adding spinach to chana dal, it tastes yum. You can chop and add or add as a puree as some kids don’t like leaves coming in their mouth.
  3. Greens can also be added in soups. Spinach soup is the most common one. But every time you make a mixed veg soup, add in some greens. For eg: tomato soup with some dhania leaves ups the flavor and presentation. You can also add celery or bok choy in soup.
  4. A little bit of nuts powder on green sabzis, salads or nuts puree in green soups imparts a kick in flavor and makes it creamy. Kids love it!
  5. Add greens to your kid’s favorite snacks. Try the hara bhara kabab. It’s a hit with many kids.

Keep changing the greens you use in the above recipes to add variety to your kid’s plate. Need more tips like this? Read our article on Get your child to fall in love with greens.

Share your tips. Comment below. How do you make greens interesting for your child?

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