Vegetables are one of the most valuable sources of obtaining a huge amount of vitamins and valuable substances for the development and normal functioning of the body. That is why vegetables are especially necessary for a child. However, it is necessary to introduce them into the children's diet correctly. In order to accustom a child to vegetables, you do not need to make the entire menu vegetable in one day. For small children, vegetables should be introduced into food gradually, first in the form of mashed potatoes, and then they can be added to the child's menu in raw or boiled form. So, we introduce vegetables into the children's diet.
Offer mashed vegetables to your child as a complementary food. Be sure to alternate it with a fruity one. Remember that fruits also contain many useful substances, and you cannot substitute fruits for vegetables and vice versa. For the full functioning of the child's body, both are necessary.
After your child is able to eat solid foods, include a variety of vegetables in his diet. However, do not overdo it, otherwise they can greatly relax the child's chair.
Remember, your child will be more willing to eat vegetables if they are cooked deliciously. Experiment with all kinds of raw and cooked vegetable salads. Just do not combine incompatible foods, otherwise the effect of vegetables may be unpredictable, and this clearly will not benefit.
Many children do not like vegetable dishes and resist them in every possible way. Try not to force feed your baby vegetables. Instead, try offering a vegetable alternative. Mix those vegetables that the child will like with not the most favorite vegetables. Then the taste of the latter will not be strongly felt for the child.
Make vegetables an integral part of your child's diet. It doesn't matter whether they are the main course or be part of another dish, so you don't even have to accustom your child to vegetables if they form a large part of his diet from early childhood. He will perceive them as an integral part of a nutritious diet.