Doctor reveals her go-to trick for making sure her fussy kids eat their vegetables EVERY time 

An Australian doctor has shared her go-to trick to ensure her children eat enough vegetables every day.

Dr Preeya Alexander, a general practitioner from Melbourne, shared a short video on her Instagram page and revealed she grates vegetables to add into certain meals and sauces.

On this occasion, the mother-of-two made raita, a South Asian condiment, with grated carrot, cucumber, ground cumin and yoghurt.

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Dr Preeya Alexander, a general practitioner from Melbourne, shared a short video on her Instagram page and revealed she grates vegetables to add into certain meals

Dr Preeya Alexander, a general practitioner from Melbourne, shared a short video on her Instagram page and revealed she grates vegetables to add into certain meals

In the video Dr Alexander can be seen grating the vegetables then places the food in a bowl before adding the yoghurt

In the video Dr Alexander can be seen grating the vegetables then places the food in a bowl before adding the yoghurt

Dr Preeya Alexander, a general practitioner from Melbourne, shared a short video on her Instagram page and revealed she grates vegetables to add into certain meals

Dr Alexander (pictured with her partner) often shares her healthy meal prep tips on her Instagram page, The Wholesome Doctor

Dr Alexander (pictured with her partner) often shares her healthy meal prep tips on her Instagram page, The Wholesome Doctor

Dr Alexander (pictured with her partner) often shares her healthy meal prep tips on her Instagram page, The Wholesome Doctor

‘If your kids love Greek or natural yoghurt you can potentially get veggies in this way if you’re having trouble or just want to get in as many as you can!’ the GP wrote on her Instagram page, The Wholesome Doctor.

‘The ground cumin is the key to deliciousness, perfect as a sauce in wraps, with lamb/chicken or just as is.’

The clever tip is ideal for parents with fussy children who don’t enjoy eating healthy vegetables.

In the video Dr Alexander can be seen grating the vegetables, then places the food in a bowl before mixing with three big scoops of yoghurt and a sprinkle of ground cumin. 

After grating the carrots and cucumber, Dr Alexander adds three large scoops of yoghurt into the bowl (pictured)

After grating the carrots and cucumber, Dr Alexander adds three large scoops of yoghurt into the bowl (pictured)

She then adds a sprinkle of ground cumin into the mixture to add flavour (pictured)

She then adds a sprinkle of ground cumin into the mixture to add flavour (pictured)

On this occasion, the mother-of-two made raita with grated carrot, cucumber, ground cumin and yoghurt

The clever tip is ideal for parents who have fussy children who don't enjoy eating healthy vegetables

The clever tip is ideal for parents who have fussy children who don't enjoy eating healthy vegetables

In the comments she said the condiment should be eaten within two days

In the comments she said the condiment should be eaten within two days

The clever tip is ideal for parents who have fussy children who don’t enjoy eating healthy vegetables

In the comments she said the condiment should be eaten within two days. 

After sharing the helpful trick on social media, others parents praised Dr Alexander and seemed eager to try it themselves.

‘Genius, I’m going to do this,’ one person wrote, another added: ‘I’ve never tried this!’

A third wrote: ‘Awesome, thanks for sharing! I will make this tomorrow.’  

Last year Dr Alexander also shared the exact foods she packs in her three-year-old daughter's lunchbox for preschool

Last year Dr Alexander also shared the exact foods she packs in her three-year-old daughter's lunchbox for preschool

Last year Dr Alexander also shared the exact foods she packs in her three-year-old daughter’s lunchbox for preschool 

Dr Alexander often prepares lamb kofta, wholemeal soft wraps, bite-size cheese, apricot squares and barbecue corn for her toddler girl, who she nicknamed 'Miss S'

Dr Alexander often prepares lamb kofta, wholemeal soft wraps, bite-size cheese, apricot squares and barbecue corn for her toddler girl, who she nicknamed 'Miss S'

Dr Alexander often prepares lamb kofta, wholemeal soft wraps, bite-size cheese, apricot squares and barbecue corn for her toddler girl, who she nicknamed ‘Miss S’

Last year Dr Alexander also shared the exact foods she packs in her three-year-old daughter’s lunchbox for preschool.

She often prepares lamb kofta, wholemeal soft wraps, bite-size cheese, apricot squares and barbecue corn for her toddler girl, who she nicknamed ‘Miss S’.

Fresh produce is also packed into the lunchbox, including farm-grown cherry tomatoes, which were cut in half, and sliced-up apple cucumber.

‘For a child Miss S’ age – three years old – the recommendation is for two-and-a-half serves of vegetables per day; to reduce risk of childhood obesity and obesity related diseases,’ she said on her Instagram page.

‘A serve is a cup of raw veg (like what’s here) or half a cup of cooked veggies. I try to sneak veggies in with snacks as well to get in as much as possible (green beans, celery or carrot with dip for instance.’

What makes a healthy lunchbox?

Breads and cereals: All types of bread – wholemeal, multigrain, white, pita or other flat breads, fruit loaf. Rice, pasta, crackerbreads or crispbreads, rice crackers.

Fruits: Fresh whole fruits or cut up. Dried fruit mix, canned fruit.

Vegetables: Vegetable pieces as a snack such as cherry tomatoes, capsicum strips, snow peas, small corn cob or baby corn spears. Carrot, celery and cucumber sticks. Salad vegetables or coleslaw in a sandwich. 

Dairy: Low-fat milk, cheese or yogurt.

Lean meats, fish, poultry, egg, nuts and legumes: Cold meats or chicken. Tinned fish such as salmon, tuna or sardines. Boiled eggs, baked beans or hommus.

Source: Nutrition Australia

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