How to eat healthier as a picky eater? How can you trick your brain into eating vegetables even if you hate soup and can’t stand the bitter taste of aubergines or if you feel nauseous just hearing about broccoli? Eating healthy is a challenge in itself but when you have little ones who are particular about textures, tastes and smells – it can get even trickier.
Some people have a sensitive palate and can’t tolerate certain flavors and children are notorious for disliking many foods. But you can still eat healthy even as a picky eater and couscous is one of the healthiest choices for children and adults alike.
How to Eat Healthy as a Picky Eater
Yet vegetables are one of the pillars of the Mediterranean diet, they contain vitamins and nutrients that are important for the health of your body. And they are indispensable allies for losing weight, thanks to the high content of fiber and water. In particular, they promote intestinal transit, help digest better, and have a draining action.
So here are a few tips on how to eat vegetables for picky eaters:
Don’t eat them alone
Always try to accompany vegetables with other foods you like, such as couscous, perhaps adopting some little tricks to mask the flavor. Try making a vegetarian couscous, using artichokes, zucchini or yummy cauliflower and seasoning with pepper and a handful of grated Parmesan. It is such a delicious dish that, eating it, it will be difficult to remember that it contains vegetables!
Buy vegetables directly from the manufacturer
There is no comparison between the flavor of supermarket chard and that of organic chard, so tender that it is also delicious boiled and seasoned with a drizzle of raw oil!. Combining the fresh ingredients into a recipe filled with flavor like Sicilian Caponata with couscous is even better!
Make it fun
Even the pickiest eaters will enjoy a meal that is a bit different than what they’re used to having every day!
From shaping the meal in a fun shape to brighten your day to mixing it up with one of Martino’s products specially made for kids – there are many ways to make eating healthy and pleasant!
Soup it up
It is perfectly normal not to get excited at the sight of a baked or roasted meal but if there is one thing that never gets old – that’s soup! Especially when it’s rich and creamy like our delicious Broccoli with crunchy couscous soup – a perfect addition to a windy autumn day.
Add their favorite ingredient
Every kid has something they absolutely love! And couscous goes well with everything. It’s a win-win situation for everyone if you steam a bowl of Martino’s couscous and throw it some melted cheese and their favorite vegetable. We just love this mouthwatering zucchini with couscous and ricotta sauce.
Sometimes, all it takes is a different shape to make food exciting again. And couscous is wonderfully versatile – you can shape it any way you like. You can use couscous to make some homemade gnocchi with cheese and watch your little ones dig into the delicious meal.
Try a Delicious Vegetable Couscous
Vegetable couscous is colorful, tasty, and quick to make! Prepare it with seasonal vegetables of your choosing: aubergines, courgettes, peppers, cherry tomatoes, green beans, broccoli, and much more.
And what’s even more – it’s packed with nutrients! A portion of couscous with vegetables contains about 280 calories, including vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins and of course water. Given the presence of vitamins such as B and A, it is an excellent food to take the right nutrients. Couscous is also rich in proteins and carbohydrates, and it represents a truly complete and healthy dish, that can help you introduce vegetables to your diet.
With so many health benefits to couscous, it is difficult to think of a reason not to include it in your menu on a regular basis. What’s even more – its versatility and lightness create endless varieties and combinations of meals, flavors and textures.