Kids are one of the pickiest types of eaters out there. They won’t eat anything that looks weird.” And, unless you’re one of the lucky ones, they won’t touch their fruits and veggies either.

It’s tough to try and feed the little ones when they only eat what looks familiar, or eat the same three things over and over again. It can leave them nutrient deficient and can impact their brain development.

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Try to incorporate small amounts of a “new” food with your child’s usual meals, so that they may become accustomed to the so-called yucky stuff.” Exposure helps do the trick.

Another great way to get kids to eat better is by setting an example of yourself — as the parent, guardian, older sibling, or what not. Eat a side full of steamed carrots in front of your child at dinner and exclaim out loud how delicious it is! During snack time, chomp on those apple slices slathered with almond butter! Kids imitate and they will eventually imitate your eating habits.

With these two tips in mind, try incorporating some of these healthier versions of kid favorites into a little kid’s menu. They might not even know the difference!

1. Vegan Goldfish Crackers

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2. Vegan Fish Sandwich

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3. Mayim Bialik’s Turtle-Shaped Bread

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4. Healthy Vegan Cocoa Puffed Rice and Kamut Crispies

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5. Purple Monster Vegan Oatmeal

 

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6. Vegan Bananaberry Pancakes

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7. Baked Eggplant Fries

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8. Sweet Star Cookies

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9. Raw Snickers Candy Bars

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10. Raw Vegan Banana Ice Cream Pops

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Lead Image Source: Mayim Bialik’s Turtle-Shaped Bread