If your children eat lots of vegetables and ask for more then this is not for you. Sometimes even with the very best intentions and following the best advice to the letter, some children will just downright refuse the healthy option. Medical advisers who give various ridiculous ideas about encouraging them have obviously never gone through it. Yes your child WILL sit and stare at the plate with their lips shut tight for ages. And despite saying that you will never use the promise of a dessert if they eat their greens, some children will say they don't want a dessert if they have to eat sprouts to get one.
I have put grated carrots inside a spoonful of mashed potatoes and fed it to my eldest son as a baby. Somehow, the mashed potato went down and the carrot was spat out. I have disguised roasted parsnips as roast potatoes, the parsnips were left on the plate. I have put some pasta on a spoon in front of some braised spinach behind it so they would see the pasta first. The pasta went in the mouth but the spinach didn't make it even that far!
So, what do we do to keep our children healthy and on a balanced diet.
Apart from the above, which never worked for mine, here's just a few PRACTICAL and actually TRIED ideas that I have used with my sons, grandson and young pupils in my classes. Me someone who has used these in practice and found them effective, not an adviser who has never tried it.