Three Easy Ways to Get Your Family to Eat More Fruits & Veggies

What? You need three easy ways to eat more fruits & veggies? Then I’ve got you covered. The other night there was a post on a FB food groups I follow where a participant was wondering how to get her family to eat more fruits & veggies. As in successfully add more fruits/vegetables into the diet of her young child.

Many people were giving suggestions like “smother them with cheese”, but for someone like me (food allergy aside) this just isn’t the best solution. Now you could easily purchase a copy of Jessica Seinfeld’s book “Deceptively Delicious” and learn how to make veggie purees to sneak into dishes that normally don’t have veggies. But then again, that’s not my style these days either. So I went online and came up with these ideas… Enjoy, and don’t forget you can find more recipes & information on the sloCooking archive site.


Sneak #1 – Buy pre-packaged

Hurrah for the cheaters way to save time & eat healthier.

Sneak #2 – Prepare ahead of time

Yes – if you have time totally do this! Easiest way for this sneak is to spend a hour or so on Saturday prepping snacks for the next week.

Sneak #3 – Place a fruit bowl on the counter or in the middle of the table

We always have fresh fruit on the counter. This makes the healthy foods easy to reach, always fresh & yummy to snack on.

eat more fruits & veggies I know these all sound really easy don’t they. You can also play around with what some folks consider “exotic” vegetables – however some of the items on the list I just found make me laugh – read on, you’ll see why!

  • Asparagus
  • Bok Choy
  • Black Radish
  • Beansprouts
  • Chilis
  • Daikon
  • Kohlrabi
  • Yams
  • Pak choi
  • Plantain
  • Purple Cauliflower
  • Okra (yuck)
  • Shiitake mushroom
  • Fennel
  • Zucchini
  • Endive
  • Leeks
  • Parsnips