There is always that one kid in our family who just won’t try new food.
There’s nothing more aggravating than preparing a delicious meal only to have your children spit it up or declare it disgusting. But that’s the thing about kids: they wear their hearts on their sleeves and wear their emotions and opinions on their sleeves.
As a result, some parents spend hours in the kitchen tailoring special meals to their children’s preferences in order to entice them to eat. Alternatively, they give in and let their child consume whatever manufactured food makes them happy.
Plant based eating for Picky eaters
Your mind automatically thinks, “All I can eat is vegetables?” when you hear about a plant-based or vegan diet. So, if a fussy eater doesn’t like vegetables, what are they going to eat? A plant-based diet isn’t just about vegetables, though. A plant-based diet emphasizes foods that are grown on the ground. It mostly consists of vegetables as a fuel source, however it also includes the following: fruits, tubers, legumes, grains, nuts, and seeds.
Tips on how to turn picky eaters to plant-based foodies
Ease in and start slow
If you eat meat and dairy at every meal, start by substituting a plant-based meal for one of them. Once you’ve mastered that, move on to two meals and so on. Take everything at your own pace. In less than a month, you don’t have to be a self-proclaimed plant-based eater. It’s fine if it takes you a year to fully transition.
it might be frustrating at first when you try out new recipes and they end up a bust, we all would experience these things when we start out. Then you’ll realize all you had to do was keep it simple and stick to ingredients you already love. You don’t need to cook all of those sophisticated soups, stews, and casseroles with ingredients that you’re not familiar with.
Sometimes eating unhealthy food could be tempting for how convenient you could get them. However, you could always prepare your meals ahead of time so you can have them to-go. Meal prepping simply means allotting a time where you cut, wash, cook, portion, and pack your meals. This would for sure save you more time and will make eating healthy easier.
Own an instant hot pot
Get one if you don’t already have one. They’re a game-changer and, in our opinion, a must-have for anyone following a plant-based diet. In a fraction of the time, prepare beans, rice, lentils, stews, and more in the Instant Pot. You’ll use them at least once a week. They are well worth the money.
Plan your meals
We recommend preparing your meals for the month, or at least a week in advance, to help you remain on track and avoid deviating from a plant-based diet. For monthly meal planning, we recommend to use a whiteboard calendar. Take out my recipe box and cookbooks at the end of each month, sit down, and plan out each meal for the following month. Also, make sure to schedule leftover days so that we can finish all of the leftovers each week.