- Give them a choice. Kids are more likely to eat food that they select ask "would you prefer carrots or broccoli tonight?"
- Make it colorful. Fruits and vegetables are the most naturally colorful foods around. Have a contest of how many colors they can eat in one day or one bite.
- Serve a one-pot meal. Combine vegetables, grains and protein in one dish it's easier for the cook and harder for kids to avoid the vegetables.
- Make it a family affair. When everybody helps cook, families get to spend time together and it makes new food less intimidating.
- Add one new ingredient. Cook a dish the kids are familiar with and add one new item. For example, make macaroni and cheese and add broccoli. The next time, add broccoli and peas.