We were making tzatziki dip. My kids love it and, despite being hard to spell, it's a fun dip to serve with veggies and some mountain bread.
All the kids prepared their own dish and when it came time to eat their creation ... uh oh, we struck a problem.
It just so happened that today was also Footy Day at this kinder. And, as a footy 'treat' they were having hot chips, right before our class started, in addition to their regular snacks. Full bellies meant when it came time to eat their veggie filled tzatziki wrap, they were less inclined to try the new food.
Think about the timing of your meals. Are your kids filling up on a big after-school snack and then not hungry at dinner time? Could you have dinner earlier or serve veggies and dip for snack and a smaller dinner?
Stick to water between meal and snack times and make sure you leave enough time between meals so that kids come to the table hungry. We want our kids to be filling up on nutritious foods, not snacking on too many treats - spoiling their appetite for the healthy stuff.