How to Get your Kids to Love Olive Oil
The health benefits of EVOO are endless; our adult bodies crave the antioxidant properties found in each and every bottle of EVOO. But sometimes it's easy to forget that children need these benefits as well, even more so than we do. Children need good dietary fats to grow into strong adults. But getting a child to take a teaspoon of olive oil every morning is just about as likely as getting them to clear all the vegetables off their plate.
Here are a few ways to get your kids to love olive oil:
1) Incorporate olive oil into the dishes your kids already love
So what's it tonight? Spaghetti? Chicken Fingers? Pizza? Mac n' Cheese? EVOO is very versatile and can lend itself to many styles of cuisine, especially kid themed dishes. When recipes call for butter, grab for the EVOO instead (it's a straight substitute), saute with EVOO instead of other fatty oils (like canola or vegetable), or even use EVOO as a dipping oil for bread or vegetables when the kids need a snack.
2) Let your child try different flavors of olive oil
Getting olive oil to become a staple in your child's diet can be fun and creative. Take our unique flavored olive oils, for example. Most flavored olive oils retain all of the great health benefits of EVOO while allowing you to enjoy subtle hints of flavors not present in EVOO. Try adding these great flavors to your family recipes - like Chocolate Olive Oil in pancakes, or Roasted Garlic Olive Oil in grilled cheese - experiment until you find one your child absolutely loves.
3) Drizzle olive oil on your child's favorite snacks
Olive oil is great to drizzle on anything and everything! Have you tried Bacon Olive Oil drizzled on popcorn? Whether your child enjoys popcorn, a bowl of ice cream, or just some crackers, a good drizzle of EVOO will add extra flavor as well as some amazing health benefits. With all these great and easy ways to use EVOO we hope that your kids grow up loving and using EVOO every day!
How do you incorporate EVOO into your kid's meals?
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