3 Tips For Raising Plant-Based Toddlers
When we made the decision to go plant-based it was a no brainer. There was very little part of me that thought that it was a bad choice. I think this was because I was OBSESSED with researching and trying new things.
But over the last two years there is a lot we have learned and experienced while raising vegan kiddos.
Three things I've learned while raising plant-based toddlers to make the whole process easier (and to avoid having picky kids):
1. Get them involved in the kitchen & grocery shopping.
Even at a young age they can have a say in what fruits and vegetables they want and enjoy. They will be more likely to eat it if they participated in picking it out. A fun way to get them involved is with a printable like the one I created here.
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PRODUCE SCAVENGER HUNT SHEET - You can either use this as a shopping list (have them find and purchase items on the sheet) or simply hunt for them!
2. Offer them more of what they like.
Is your child on a green bean kick? Then let them eat green beans! Instead of arguing with them to have them make a different vegetable choice, offer options but ultimately, a positive relationship with fruits & vegetables in more important. Especially at a young age.
3. Practice what you preach.
If you turn up your nose to every vegetable under the sun, our kids will learn that that is okay. I believe that it is our job as parents to encourage exploring new foods, which means we need to do it too! Our taste buds are always changing so try a new food with your kiddo and make it a positive experience! (Even if you don't love it)