Getting Children to Eat Veggies with Dr. Praeger’s

According to the CDC, only 1 in 10 adults eat the recommended amount of fruits or vegetables every day. As children, we were most likely told that eating vegetables is good for us, but what if we were never presented with tasty options? Vegetables often have strong flavors that can be off-putting to children. By combining them with other healthy foods that kids tend to enjoy—like eggs and potatoes—we can introduce them to veggies in a way they’ll love, and hopefully, they’ll grow to love them even more as adults!

How We View Vegetables

On our Healthy Living page, you can see what our Top 10 Whole Food Ingredients are which appear most frequently in our food. The top 3 are spinach, kale, and carrots. Most children will eat carrots, but spinach and kale? Those are hard ones to get kids to eat and enjoy.

At Dr. Praeger’s we don’t hide the veggies. We create tasty combinations that show kids how delicious that “green stuff” can be, as well as using naturally sweeter veggies, like carrots and sweet potatoes. The strategy is to pair vegetables with a food or shape that kids already enjoy. Kids will be more interested in the food and more likely to try it. Check out our fun-shaped and flavorful Broccoli Littles—the two main ingredients are broccoli and potatoes.

Making Vegetables Fun with Dr. Praeger’s

kids eating more veggies with dr. praegers

Part of what makes many of our meals great for children is that they are multi-sensory eating experiences. With our Oaties, children can enjoy eating them with their hands and dunking them in syrup or other sauces. Our Littles line of kid’s foods (that adults not-so-secretly love) come in fun shapes that children love playing with.

Dr. Praeger’s Purely Sensible Foods

So much of the food we enjoy—pizza, burgers, ice-cream—could be considered party foods. On top of being delicious, they are associated with happy memories of being with family and friends.

With Dr. Praeger’s, we create frozen food products that bring families and friends together, whether it’s children and parents enjoying our kid-friendly meals together, or the entire family having a cookout with our many varieties of frozen veggie burgers.

We use simple ingredients, savory and heart-healthy oils, and spices to give our frozen meals the best flavor possible..

But don’t just read about it, find out for yourself by seeing which stores near you sell Dr. Praeger’s foods or where you can order our products online!

If you have any questions or concerns about our products and their availability, feel free to contact us here and we’d love to help bring Dr. Praeger’s to your local grocery store or business!