How To Get Your Child To Eat Cabbage: 10 Tricks

Cabbage is an indispensable product in the diet of children, especially those prone to allergies. It strengthens the immune system and contains lots of beneficial vitamins and minerals. However, many children don’t want to eat it for any reason. We have gathered for you 10 tips on how to get your child to eat cabbage and love it.

  1. The French have a saying: “Hunger is the best seasoning”. When we are hungry, food tastes better, so at first we can only serve steamed vegetables – cauliflower and broccoli. Children will have no choice and can eat even the food they don’t like. But this option doesn’t work with everyone.
  2. Get your child interested: arrange the cabbage on a plate in the shape of flowers, sunshine or animals.
  3. To intrigue your child, rename the different types of cabbage. Let cauliflower become “white cloud”, broccoli become “green forest” and Brussels sprouts become “little dollop salads”. The main thing is to be imaginative.
  4. Try not to stress to your child that he has to eat cabbage. Various studies have shown that children are more willing to eat vegetables if parents don’t bore them with advice.
  5. If the child does not want to eat cabbage in its usual form, you can sprinkle it with grated cheese or bake it in the oven with cheese.
  6. Gradually add cabbage to different dishes, especially to dishes that the child likes. You could, for example, make a salad by finely chopping the cabbage and mixing it with other vegetables. Or add broccoli and grated cheese to pasta or an omelet – no child can resist it!
  7. Children love baked goods. Make pies or casseroles with cabbage for the child.
  8. Make cabbage rolls. They are easy to make and kids love cabbage patties.
  9. Tell your child that you don’t have to like cabbage, but it’s worth trying. 
  10. If all of the above tips don’t work, try to disguise the product in different ways. For example, you can chop the cabbage with the rest of the vegetables in a blender and add it to the soup.
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Author: Lorene Mitts

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