Taste the rainbow: how to get kids to eat good food!

I’ve long since concluded that I believe organic foods are all-around better for us.  I’m also a firm believer that they tastes better as well.  And whether you buy all organic or stick to the Dirty Dozen/Clean 15 list to select what you buy, we’re all likely spending good, hard-earned money on good, nutritious food…

But sometimes a dilemma looms… how do you get the kids to actually EAT IT???

Well, Mom Goes Green has a fun little set-up that I use to encourage my kids to snack better and it’s well worth sharing.  This came to me by way of my Juice Plus+ rep and she swore by it… now, I swear by it too.muffn pn snacks

The trick:  a muffin pan

No, I’m not kidding.  Each day, I serve up a muffin pan filled with all of the best snacks and I “serve the rainbow!” I fill each compartment with colorful, healthy snacks – everything from fruits (fresh and dried), to veggies, to healthy snack crackers, pretzels and nuts, to cheeses and cereals.  Certainly the “snacky” things seem to go first, but they’re excited to see what is served each time, and when it’s gone, it’s gone.  Inevitably, the fruits and veggies get consumed too, because they know that those are the snacks of the day and if they want to snack, that’s what’s offered.

There’s a saying that “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink”, but when you give them a fun rainbow of choices, the odds might get a bit better!

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8 thoughts on “Taste the rainbow: how to get kids to eat good food!

  1. Thanks for the creative idea Doreen! I have been trying to keep my kids away from fast foods and junk snacks. Unfortunately, my 5-year old informed me that everything I make is “gross”. Love her! Maybe she’ll like this new idea.

  2. Hello….love the idea and the fact that you shared it. I wonder who that Juice Plus rep is?! :0) Thanks for your continued trust in me and in Juice Plus! The kids still loving those gummies?

  3. Christine – give it a try! My kids love it!

    Jeanette – hmmm…. I wonder! The kids remind me about their Juice Plus daily!

    Michelle – not sure where she got the idea. I first learned it from her about two years ago when I attended one of her workshops. However the idea arrived, I’m just glad it did!

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