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We all want the best for our kids and that includes eating right and having the proper diet. Truth be told, it’s always a challenge to get them to do so. But say no more. For all the parents struggling to make their kids eat right, here are a few foolproof ways to make sure your kids will adore their baon.

1Make it look good

Have you ever admired the colorful artwork on snacks specifically made for children? Well, it turns out that it’s there for a reason other than aesthetics. Studies show that kids “eat with their eyes” too. A child is more likely to consume it when it’s visually interesting. So whip up your artistic side and pack those colorful fruits and animal-shaped cookies.

For a colorful  canvas, try out Yumbox 

2Get them involved

The easiest way to know what they want is to simply just ask. The next time you’re preparing their lunchboxes, involve them and ask them what they think about it. You can also take this opportunity to teach them how to make easy healthy food choices. Explain to them why it means so much to you when they eat their fruits and vegetables.

3If you fail to plan, you plan to fail

It pays to be prepared, so try taking notes of a month’s worth of recipes and meals. Some meals can even be prepared ahead of time. Not only will it save you the trouble of worrying about what to cook the next day, but it will also save you a precious amount of time.

4Keep the food warm

If you finish preparing your kids’ meals at around 6 or 7 in the morning, then chances are they’re already cold by lunchtime. The good thing now is that insulated containers are made readily available in the market. Some brands can even keep your soup hot for at least 7 hours! It may cost more but hey, if it makes food taste 100% better and good as new, it’s definitely worth it!

To keep your food warm, try out Thermos PH’s cute food jars.

5Experiment with dips

If getting your child to eat fruits and vegetables is a challenge, make it more appetizing by incorporating dips. Celery, for example, is commonly dipped in peanut butter. A few more ideas are strawberries with chocolate or carrots with hummus. A simple tweak can make a world of difference.

How do you plan your kids’ baon? Let us know in the comments below! 

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