When I was a kid, I hated everything – especially sauces. Today, I give ketchup and well-rounded, plant-based recipes a pass.
Took me awhile to get there.
According to WebMd, children may be picky eaters, or now known as “selective eaters,” due to smell, texture, or taste sensitivities.
Keeping that in mind, every kid will have their own preferences, dislikes, and their fondness for familiar foods.
It’s a great idea to experiment, using dishes they already like and making small tweaks along the way.
For example, if they love mac and cheese, maybe throw in veggie bacon made of mushrooms.
Or, if they can never get tired of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, opt for natural peanut butter, crushed raspberries, and a drizzle of honey or date syrup. You can even keep it simple with a side of toasted baguette and a garlic butter dip.
Additionally, if you’re concerned your child is not consuming a well-rounded diet, speak with your child’s pediatrician to check for nutritional deficiencies.
Vegan Recipes for Kids
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