FUN JOKES ABOUT FOOD AND 7 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A GOOD MOOD FOR ALL
"I'm hungry! Are we having pizza today?". Have you already heard these words? When kids don't like something, they have no problem saying it openly. We’ve collected some funny quotes for you and even a couple of tips to put everyone in a good mood and have fun at your next lunch together.
"Is there something good today or are you cooking?". Another phrase that you’ve probably heard from the mouth of your child. What do they say? Children tell the truth! And sometimes it hurts. Especially if you've spent hours in the kitchen and worked very hard. All seated and you hear the fateful "I don't like it".
Let's face it: even we adults don't always like everything. And often it’s these funny and brutal phrases, these exchanges of words and these lapses by children that put a smile on our faces. With good humour, everything is better.
"Do you like pasta?" - "Yes, but something’s missing ... mmm ... pizza!" (E., 4 years old)
Pizza instead of broccoli? Patience!
Does your child eat only pasta, pizza, gummy bears and chocolates? Don’t panic. It’s normal that children have phases where they only eat certain things; it’s part of childhood development. As long as your child is healthy and active, you don't have to make too much of it. Have patience. Continue offering healthy and varied food and let him decide if and how much to eat. All Lidl stores offer fresh fruits and vegetables. With such a choice, maybe you'll find new inspiration and healthy alternatives that your child is willing to try.
Enrico easily peels his third mandarin orange: "Mom, I don't like complicated foods" (M, 3 years old)
What the adults like, the children will too
Have you already tried several times and only got refusals? Continue and continue to offer healthy foods. Children learn from food. Be an example. If you like it, your son, sooner or later, will want to try. It often happens that children want to taste something when they see that others like it.
Prohibitions and orders generally have the opposite effect: resentment. Sweets and fast foods are allowed every now and then but they should only be allowed if its a special occasion. It is useful to have precise rules that everyone, young and old, follow. Decide what you’ll eat while you do the shopping. Cook together.
A child eating French fries from a bag says: "You know, Dad? This is my favourite vegetable! "And the father: "It’s a snack. Like sweets."
And the child: "No, Dad. Look at the bag...
Potatoes and peppers. They’re vegetables, my favourite vegetables. Can I have some more vegetables?" (B., 4 1/2 years old)
Participating and do things for themselves: something for everyone
Eating is not just about healthy foods, but also pleasure and zest for life. Food should be enjoyed with all the senses. It should be smelled and tasted. A well-prepared table also stimulates the appetite.
If the children are still young, washable tablecloths or plastic place mats can help you get rid food spills and crumbs. Would you like to vary everyday cooking a little bit? Here are some tips:
- Engage your child in preparing the meal and let him or her decide with you. He can help you cook or set the table.
- Together, everything is better. If possible, always eat together. Laughing and talking is part of the meal. The guests are always a great diversion.
- Food and adventure: putting toppings on the pizza yourself is a blast. Fondue or raclette to change a bit. Or a picnic in the living room?
- Fruits and vegetables as a snack: kids love raw food that is slightly sugary like the peppers, bananas, apples, carrots, cucumbers. Much more than cooked vegetables. Hand them out as snacks throughout the day.
- A great idea is also finger food: kids love eating with their hands.
- Blended fruit instead of ice cream or with natural yogurt added is a guaranteed success.
- A private vegetable garden? A personal garden with vegetables and herbs is easy to create in the garden or on the balcony. Eating your own crop is an unforgettable experience for small gardeners.
"Dad, we absolutely have to do the shopping. All we have is light in the fridge” (M, 5 years old)
So, let’s go to our nearest Lidl. There are all the ingredients for healthy snacks, tasty yogurt to combine with blended fruits and even herbs to grow at home.