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How To Have A Genuine Date On Facebook Leading To Marriage (BUSTED SECRET)

How To Have A Genuine Date On Facebook Leading To Marriage (BUSTED SECRET)|R-R

Facebook is one of the largest online platforms we have in today’s world, where people can connect with each other.

This social media platform called facebook has stood the test of time, with millions of users.

Till today, so many struggle with the how, wanting to know how to achieve a genuine date through facebook, not minding the various spec of people they meet on this platform.

This post will give a clear insight and also help you understand the secrets behind having a genuine date on facebook.

Basic Things To Do

While considering reaching out for a genuine date on facebook, especially one which can lead to marriage, there are few secure measures you should adhere to and they are listed below.

Your Phone Number

While setting up your facebook account with the hope of a hookup, you should pay close attention to the phone number you give out on facebook.

You may be thinking of having a little tweak on your privacy settings but you need to be much more flexible for a hook up or a date.

Ensure the phone number you are giving out on facebook isn’t linked to your bank in any way, either directly or indirectly.

It should be clear of your bank, just so it doesn’t give a hacker an edge when you stumble on one.

It’s always best to use a line strictly for calls only.

How To Have A Genuine Date On Facebook Leading To Marriage (BUSTED SECRET)

Email

Same applies to email. Using your official email address isn’t a nice idea. It’s preferred you use a much more flexible contact email and not one which have you totally connected.

Doing that will save you from lots of distractions.

Your Name on Facebook

Wanting to give dating a shot on facebook, you need to be real from the scratch. People are too sensitive when it comes to dating online.

Using a name different from what you actually are is a bad idea. But on the other hand using your real name is a foundation for trust when it comes to online dating, especially one which will lead to a real deal.

General facebook profile

Most people leave their profile on facebook too scanty.

It doesn’t give one whom is interested in you a head way. It turns them off and away instead.

One most basic thing to do while expecting a genuine date on facebook, is to fill up your profile to a minimum of 80% completeness.

Of course, you need to upload few photos of you and maybe some when you attended an event.

It shows whosoever may be interested in you that you are genuine.

How to Chat on Facebook for a Date

How To Have A Genuine Date On Facebook Leading To Marriage (BUSTED SECRET)

Meeting strangers online, especially on facebook, the first chat are usually one of the best if both parties have an open mind.

Before sending a friend request or accepting one, you need to first of all take a close look at their profile.

This will help you tell if you really want to give them a shot or not.

You may find one or more things which will either make you interested in them or maybe feel something is fishy about them.

Examining their profile also helps you adjust on how you’re willing to interact.

While having a chat, your impressions matters a lot.

You don’t need to be too aggressive or abusive, for you don’t really know who you are dealing with, neither do you need to be extremely cool.

Just be open and expressive while having conversations, depending on how open too they maybe with you on the chat.

Catching Feelings on Facebook Date

How To Have A Genuine Date On Facebook Leading To Marriage (BUSTED SECRET)

After chatting for a while with a stranger you happen to meet on Facebook or any other online platform, before catching feelings, there’s something you must do to stay safe.

You need to call them via a video call.

Yes, a video call. Just to be sure the pictures you are relating to, is actually the person physically.

If they are in anyway avoiding a video call, giving silly excuses, it is a red flag. You need to block them as soon as possible for only scammers do that.

Video call them even more often before falling in love with a facebook date.

Making Time to Visit

There’s going to be a need for a visit after dating online for some time with someone. Video calls may not be enough. There will someday be a rise in need for a visit, just to see each other physically.

As you plan to see each other, it’s best to pick a secured location. A bar or an eatery will just be fine.

See who you have been dating and if you both like each other and feel you can give love a shot, you can start dating officially.

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3 Undiluted Reasons Why He Stopped Showing Attention, Making You Feel Like He Cares No More|R-R

The reality – starting from the first day he asks you out and sometimes even before he gives you all the attention you desire and even more.

Struggling to have your yes forces him to go beyond the box in making you happy and giving you the kind of attention no one has ever given.

True, you sense his action as care.

Yeah, he really cares about you; he really loves and values you that are why he gives that initial reaction, giving you so much care and attention.

But why did he suddenly change?

Why did he stop showing the care and attention you were used to?

Is he cheating on you?

You may feel, Oh all guys are cheats, he may be seeing someone else.

But some part of you can attest to the fact that you really trust him and know he isn’t cheating.

So then, what may be the cause of the sudden change?

Yes, this is what this post is out to discuss.

Stay tuned and read along.

Why he suddenly changes and gives you less attention

I know you wish to be given more attention from your man either in your relationship or marriage.

Below are some reasons why men suddenly stops giving their lady the kind of attention they initially do give, causing them to worry and even throw them into the hands of other men, who may likely do same.

So its better you focus to understand and grasp this message.

  1. Money Issue In A Relationship
Attention

It’s a two way thing with money in a relationship. If you’re too demanding as a lady, you will cause your man to stop giving so much attention like he initially does.

The reason is because in his mind, he measures the attention with cash.

More attention to him may mean more cash. Every guy wants an asset and not a liability.

Secondly, if you aren’t too demanding, your man will show less attention when his cash flow is really bad. When he’s struggling to raise cash to meet his basic needs.

Such struggle consumes guys a lot and can be a reason why he shows you less attention.

2. Problems at work

Attention

Problems with work can be little frustrating and time consuming.

Your man may be passing through certain difficulties at work, things may not be moving smoothly like they use to, maybe he got a new boss working his ass out or a project he was mandated to finish to avoid losing his job.

Problems at work distracts guys a lot and can be a reason why he shows less attention.

3. Family Issues

ATTENTION

How well do you know your man’s family?

Family issues are burdens too difficult for guys to bear and remain focused. It distracts a lot and can make the whole world end before them.

He may be sinking into one or more family issue which has stolen the attention he ought to give you.

Yeah, it’s more than capable of doing all that.

Conclusion

It’s okay to feel like – you have more guys dying to have you but want just him and yet he can’t treat you right.

It’s okay to feel he’s cheating on you and maybe think he feels too proud and doesn’t really value you like you do value him.

It’s all okay to think that way…

But I need you to listen.

Communication, not just talking but a good communication is key to a better relationship.

Guys find it difficult to open up, especially when facing difficult challenges.

He may never open up, not because he doesn’t trust you but because he loves you and don’t want to get you worried.

Whenever problems hit your man, he will struggle with showing you attention.

What then can you do?

Since guys find it difficult to open up, the only thing you can do is to prove you can handle whatsoever it is bordering him.

Talk with him…

You may be too angry not to talk, but please do. It will save your relationship.

Instead of complaining, create a room for him to open up.

You may consider using these words,

“Babe, this isn’t you, you are changed. You act like you don’t care anymore or like I’m not the girl you use to know. What’s wrong babe? I know there’s something you aren’t telling me.

You can’t decide to punish me this way, please open up to me. You’re getting me even more confused as you have refused to open up. Don’t you love me anymore? I’m still your baby.”

Get him to open up and when he does, handle the issue with maturity…

And you’re sure to be fine, getting his attention once more.

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Day Six Memes, Quotes and Advice – Relationship Rig|R-R

Relationship – Love night rest

If your boy friend wishes you with “sweet dreams”, it means he is genuinely in love with you, and he wants you to have a peaceful and relaxing night’s sleep.

Always pay attention to the some gestures in relationships.

It’s still those little things that matter more than grand gestures of romance and love.

When your partner says “sweet dreams” to you, it means they want you to forget about the hardships and relax.

It’s a beautiful thought and a lovely gesture. I would appreciate it and love it.

When you meet the right person, you know it.

You can’t stop thinking about them. They are your best friend, and your soul mate. You can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with them. No one and nothing else can compare.

“Marry a man who can feel your pain in your period and make sure that you are pampered and taken care of.

Anyone can love you for your body but it takes a real man to love you even when you have crazy mood swing”

“Every conflict presents an opportunity to improve a relationship”

“The secret of surviving parenthood is to have lots of sex, be faithful and be generous towards your partner”

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Day Five Relationship Memes, Quotes and Advice – Relationship Rig|R-R

Relationship advice – Finding Love

You will not only find a love that’s perfect, but also a love that’s real.

Love is not only about kisses. It’s about sharing pain, spreading positivity, kissing their scares, knowing their darkest secrets, less sacrifices, and more understanding.

Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful feeling, but finding a true soul mate is a better feeling.

A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what.

They say that nothing lasts forever, but I’m a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we’re gone.

You need someone who wants to be there when it’s messy and when it’s hard, not just when it’s fun and when it’s convenient.

And you need someone who chooses you when it might not be the easiest choice. And you need also need someone who would rather do nothing with you than anything in the world with someone else.

“Marry that man who calls you back after an argument just to remind you that no matter how different things get, he isn’t going to leave you”

“Couples who can focus on money problems and reduce their dept may discover that they have also solved most of their marital problems”

“Learn to fight constructively in a way that leaves you feeling better about your partner”

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WHAT’S EVERY GIRL’S FANTASY ???||R-R

WHAT’S EVERY GIRL’S FANTASY ??? As guys are gradually becoming complicated, girls on the other hand are beginning to swim into simplicity. And their fantasy are becoming more common among each girl.
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The big question is what are these fantasies. If you’re a guy reading, I need you to give more attention to the words of this post, while wanting her to be always yours. Let’s dive in using bullet list.

know to Girls’ Fantasy

  1. Communicating with her:
All girls feel loved when they have good communication with their man. She wants you to communicate with her more often than you think. She wants chats with you to be longer than that of anyone else. You need to be funny too, in other to get the best from communicating with her. Remember she wants to laugh always around you. You also need to let those secrets out. Don’t keep them all to yourself, share it with her. 2. Never Ignore her: Girls needs attention. In bid for attention may ask tonnes of questions at certain times, wanting to ascertain some facts. Never Ignore any question of hers… Not even when you aren’t in the mood. You make her feel stupid when you ignore her… And no girl wants to feel that way. Listen to your baby… Give her quality attention as much as she craves for it. Call her often and leave her text messages. Let the first thing she wakes up to see on her phone be your text. Continue to win her even when you’ve won. 3. Give off lively vibe: No sane girl wants a dull moment around a guy. Give her those lovely vibes. If she needs a hang out in bars, restaurants or cinema, give it all to her. Your dope vibes can keep her glued to you always. 4. Stay with her: Who do you think needs your presence most, if not your girl? Are you starving her of your presence? No girl can survive that, as you may get replaced. Stay with your sweet heart more often and spend quality time with her. She need it even more than you can imagine. 5. Tell her how you feel: Don’t be a shy cat… Tell your girl how you feel often. She is always desperate to know. It helps her position herself well to connect with you. Just open up to her… The result will definitely be great. 6. Trust her and care for her like a queen. Trust is really expensive and genuine care is difficult to get out of today’s world. Your girl wants to believe she have got these priceless gifts. She always want to have that feel you care about her and trust her so much. She also wants to feel cool trusting you, hoping you won’t betray her trust. Once trust is won, it’s easier for everything else, including sex to flourish in a relationship. Care for her like a queen that she is, as it’s all that matters. Love her body, she wants you to… Give her some affirmative words always, she wants you to… Buy her things, she needs you… MAKE HER SPECIAL.❤️ I will love to hear from you in the comment section below. What do you think of this post?Was it helpful? Do well to leave me a comment, complaint, advice or suggestions. You’re so special and I LOVE YOU. And if this is your first time reading from us at Relationship Rig, you’re highly welcomed; we long to see you more often. There’re more helpful and interesting posts waiting for you here… Click our categories to check them out NOW!!!

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Forum Relationship Discuss of Sonia and Eric – Air Your View Now|R-R

Today, Relationship Rig presents to you a relationship discussion of Sonia and Eric, as we believe you have an idea which can solve their relationship issue. That’s why we implore you to air your view.

The Relationship Story of Sonia and Eric

Sonia and Eric got married newly.

Their marriage has lasted for just two months and a week.

Eric’s mom lived in her son’s house, even before he got married.

Their marriage have been on a great cruise until now Sonia wrote to Relationship Rig.

The Problem facing Sonia and Eric’s Marriage

According to Sonia, she suspected Eric was cheating on her, then her instinct led her to take a little tour on Eric’s phone.

From his messages and calls, she deduced Eric was actually cheating on her.

Sonia didn’t keep things to herself, she confronted Eric.

Eric on his part, didn’t deny having a side chick, instead took fault as to why his wife would access his phone without permission.

It lead into an argument, then Eric slapped Sonia.

According to Sonia, she retaliated by giving Eric a dirty slap too.

Eric’s mom, while present in scene and having seen Sonia slapped her son moved towards her and gave her a slap too.

Sonia felt really embarrassed but didn’t slap her mother inlaw. Instead she packed her things, leaving the house to Eric and his mom.

Sonia has written to relationship rig, because she feels confused and doesn’t know what to do.

Her mom whom she lives with, wants her to go back and apologize to both her husband and mother inlaw.

But she thinks they owe her an apology and not the other way round.  

You are part of us at Relationship Rig, so you should have something to say.

Share Your Thoughts On Sonia and Eric’s Relationship

Having read and understood the problem in Sonia and Eric’s relationship, what advice can you give to act as a solution to their problem?

Sonia is live online to read available comments.

Tell us your mind by using the comment box NOW. Your contribution matters a lot.

And if you have any relationship issue you wish to hear the view of others on, do well to email us your story.

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Is It Okay To Stay Friends With An Ex?|R-R

Friendship is always a nice idea, but can you say staying friends with an ex is okay?

Many feel cool with staying friends with their ex, while many others see it as odd.

So what does Relationship Rig have to say about this topic?

If you are waiting for an answer, here comes one.

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Factors which determines if staying friends with an ex is okay or not

Let us look into some factors which would help you draft out an answer if it is okay to stay friends with your ex.

  1. Your level of maturity

Those with a high level of maturity find nothing wrong with staying friends with an ex.

The y have the lines ruled out and ensure no one crosses part.

They interact with their ex as normal friends should than lovers.

These act shows how matured they are and how they have completely moved on, not minding they aren’t together anymore.

  • Sex

If while in a relationship with your ex, you both were into sex, then its best to keep off from them to save your current relationship.

Sex is powerful.

The fact you had sex once or twice is an evidence you may have even more when the environment is right.

And no one can tell exactly when the environment will be right.

Staying friends with an ex you had sex with will only increase your desire for them.

And that will hurt your current relationship.

  • Cause of breakup

Yes, what lead to your breakup with your ex goes a long way to tell if you still need them in your life as friends or not.

If the cause of breakup is something you can tolerate, then having them around as friends isn’t a bad idea.

Otherwise, if the cause of your breakup was hurting, keeping them around as friends makes you feel the hurt from breakup daily.

  • Personality of your ex

If that ex of yours have a strong personality, which you can’t let go easily, you can have them as friends.

They maybe be of great help at anytime.

Conclusion

Before letting an ex stay as a friend, ensure they have got someone for themselves just as you.

It lessens the distractions.

You must also ensure you are comfortable with your decisions.

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Is Love Really Enough In A Relationship?|R-R

What do you think holds a relationship, making it last even longer? Do you think love is really enough in a relationship?

If you think so, then what’s your definition of love in a relationship?

What’s your definition of love in a relationship?

When you’re asked to give your definition of love in a relationship, such a question can sound stupid or make you confuse. Especially when it was asked by your lover.

Love isn’t really enough in a relationship.

Love is just one of the pillars or essentials of a good relationship.

Why isn’t love enough in a relationship?

Love is a connection that exists between two persons. It’s not necessarily mutual but based on sacrifices, selflessness, care, communication, and a sense of appreciation.

Love understands, love is accommodating the imperfection of your lover and seeking the very best for them.

Love is the feeling of knowing that someone out there cares for you, the feeling of being loved.

Love is putting someone’s else needs before yours, doing anything for them no matter what.

Love is what makes us who we are and makes us who we want to become.

Are all this content of love really enough to sustain a relationship?

Of course not.

Relationships need more than just love.

Love is simply the basics to establish a relationship.

 Love alone can’t sustain a relationship.

What then is enough in a relationship if not love alone?

Is Love Really Enough In A Relationship?

To have a great relationship, three factors which are the pillars of great relationships mustn’t be found wanting.

  • Love
  • Trust
  • Commitment

Love in Relationship

Love in a relationship ceases to be love when it lacks care, attention, respect, understanding, humility, sacrifice, and support.

All these are the actions that make you feel the presence of love.

When they are missing, it seems like love never existed.

Trust in Relationship

Trust is vital in all relationships. When your relationship lacks trust, it begins to suffer.

A relationship having a trust issue, forces partners to keep secrets.

And keeping secrets limits proper communication which makes understanding difficult.

Understanding is one form of action by love, once lacking, your relationship gets hurt and you will begin to feel bored.

Being in a relationship with someone you don’t trust, means causing yourself more mental injury.

It’s frustrating and with lots of stress.

Your peace will continue to be on vacation if you don’t trust your partner.

Commitment in relationship

Just as trust supplement love in a relationship, commitment is that factor which puts efforts to ensure the relationship works.

Once you’re committed to a relationship, fixing relationship problems become easier.

Love and trust don’t make us committed to a relationship alone.

Commitment comes from within.

It’s when you make that decision within you to put all effort to ensure your relationship is successful.

It’s a decision to remain steadfast amidst all distractions.

Once you become more committed, your level of love and trust raises, nourishing your relationship.

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Is Love Really Enough In A Relationship?

8 Things To Know Before Going Into A Relationship|R-R

Are you faced with that decision to get into a relationship or not? Making such decisions isn’t easy especially when you don’t know what it feels like to be in a relationship.

What things must you know before going into a relationship?

Kyle didn’t know the first thing to do with the banana was to take its peel off, so he ate them all together.

Weird right?

The same scenario occurs in a relationship when you jump into one without knowing what’s up about relationships.

It’s all going to be weird.

So to have a better relationship, you must know what’s in for you in a relationship before considering one.

Things to know before going into a relationship

This post will reveal in a simple way, certain things you must have in mind when about to consider a relationship.

All for the best experience.

Are you ready to hear them?

Let’s dive into them right away.

  1. Relationship Time
8 Things To Know Before Going Into A Relationship

A relationship is time-consuming. If you feel too busy and aren’t flexible to allocate time to someone else, don’t go into a relationship.

Every relationship needs time from both partners to grow and flourish.

When in a relationship, your time management scheme will be uttered.

Don’t be deceived, you can’t cope with a relationship that you fail to give your time.

Partners are attention seekers in a relationship.

To strike a balance, you need to trade your time.

  1. Finances

No matter how cheap you think dating a particular boy or girl is, you’re bound to spend a reasonable amount from your finance.

The liabilities may come via airtime, data subscription, transportation fare, gifts, vacations, shopping, and so on.

If you aren’t willing to spend something out of your finance, don’t consider a relationship.

The relationship presents some kind of situation you must take responsibility for your finance.

Relationship puts your credit card on the line often.

  1. Decision Making
8 Things To Know Before Going Into A Relationship

Yeah, decisions influence relationships.

If you are that individual who likes taking personal decisions without consulting anyone, then the relationship isn’t for you.

In a great relationship, before decisions are made by anyone involved, they are dialogued by both partners to reach a conclusion.

No matter how insignificant those decisions maybe, you don’t make them on your own when in a relationship.

You must directly or indirectly talk about them with your partner before you take any decision.

Are you in for the game?

When in a relationship, if you make a decision without the knowledge of your partner, you’re only making them feel less valued in the relationship.

  1. Stress

Yeah, being in a relationship is stressful, not minding whether you’re dating “Mr right or Miss right”.

A relationship requires efforts.

More effort put into loving, trusting, and commitment.

This effort makes the relationship stressful.

Good times come around in a relationship, so do bad times too.

Time for fun and time to fight and fix.

That’s simply life.

It’s common even in a mutual relationship with the family.

So it isn’t much of a big deal. The fun time is worth the stress.

  1. Striking Balance
8 Things To Know Before Going Into A Relationship

If you get distracted easily, lacking the skill of multi-tasking, you shouldn’t be in a relationship.

In a relationship, you must strike a balance.

Be organized.

Flow with all other aspects of life.

Some people when in a relationship find it difficult to carry out other aspects of their usual life.

Some drop-in work performance or academics, kick family and friends farther, and so on.

To be in a relationship, you must have the ability to balance life.

  1. Selflessness

If you find it difficult to rank someone’s priorities before yours, then the relationship isn’t for you.

In a relationship, you will be forced by the forces of love to place your loved ones before yourself.

The relationship isn’t about “I” or “Me”, it’s about “We” or “Us”.

Thinking only of your own gains doesn’t work in a relationship.

If you’re used to that, you need to change if you must consider a relationship.

  1. Romance and Sex

Many people have confronted me with this question. Is it possible to date without romance or sex?

Romance may or may not lead to sex.

Considering a relationship, you must have it in mind that some little forms of romance will come in and sex likely.

It depends on the individuals involved.

Humans are left roaming about with their sexual urges always.

When in a relationship, these urges can trigger romance or sex.

  1. How you start thinking about Marriage

Relationships have the ability to tweak your thoughts on marriage.

You are likely to have a positive thought about marriage when you’re enjoying a great relationship.

Relationships build your expectations for marriage.

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Parent Guide 2020 – Tips For Parents Of Picky Eaters|R-R

As a parent, how do you handle your child who is a picky eater? Having more than one picky eater can be a lot of stress.

It’s time to take that iconic old rainbow down from your fridge, parents.

Canada’s highly-anticipated new food guide was unveiled today, and it does away with serving sizes and food groups. Instead, the new guide — which is an image of a plate teeming with colorful and healthy food options — focuses on some more general guidelines such as drinking more water, choosing more whole-grain foods, eating more fruits and veggies, and eating more plant-based protein.

Easy enough, right?

HAHA sure, unless you’re feeding picky eaters trying to live solely off of butter noodles and milk.

The new guide focuses on shifting away from portions and more to proportions, and that’s an easy way for parents to visualize their child’s plate, Kate Comeau, a dietitian and spokesperson for Dietitians of Canada, says.

“Do they see half the plate covered in vegetables and maybe some sliced up apples or grapes, and maybe a quarter of that plate with whole grains and a quarter being that protein food?” Comeau said.

But some parents have the challenge of their kids being fixated on a particular food, like buttered noodles, or drinking so much milk that they’re not eating the food on their plates, Comeau said. This is when parents need to be patient and keep trying.

“The more we can offer that variety and find ways to integrate that variety of vegetables, the better it is.”

How to get kids to eat more whole grains

Parent Guide 2020 - Tips For Parents Of Picky Eaters

If your kid loves white pasta, switching to whole grain noodles might seem like an easy swap, but some kids might be put off by the different texture and stronger taste.

The new food guide recommends more whole grains, such as whole-grain pasta.

Try cooking a half-and-half serving, instead, to ease your kid into it, Comeau said. Start adding in a few whole wheat noodles to your kid’s serving of white noodles, and eventually switch over to 75 percent whole wheat, and finally make the full swap.

“This can help ease that transition,” she said.

You can do the same trick with white and brown rice, Comeau noted.

Helping kids discover new foods can be a challenge, but it’s an important one, she said. With school-aged kids, a trip to a bulk food store can be a good opportunity to explore a variety of whole grains and try just a small portion at a time.

Health Canada’s recipe for flatbread pizza using whole-grain tortillas seems like an easy win.

How to get kids to eat more veggies

Parent Guide 2020 - Tips For Parents Of Picky Eaters

The new food guide emphasizes the importance of fruits and vegetables, but the latter, at least, isn’t always an easy sell with kids.

Try experimenting with textures when it comes to veggies.

Try offering a variety of textures, Comeau said. Kids might not like cooked spinach, but might be OK with raw spinach, she explained.

“So instead of cooking it into a spaghetti sauce or soup, just serve it on the side and they can eat it by hand or in a salad,” Comeau said.

Carrots, broccoli, and many of the vegetables that we traditionally eat cooked can be more palatable for kids when they’re served raw, she said. Or, your child might prefer their cooked veggies if they’re mashed.

“Having a variety of textures can really help to improve what your child is eating.”

Health Canada’s recipe for mac and cheese with a veggie twist is another kid-friendly way to get some greens.

How to get kids to eat more plant-based protein

Parent Guide 2020 - Tips For Parents Of Picky Eaters

The new food guide recommends choosing protein foods that come from plants more often. But some kids will balk at beans and lentils.

Hummus is a yummy way to get plant-based proteins into kids.

Again, it’s important to think about texture, Comeau said.

Nut butter are probably the most kid-friendly plant-based proteins, Comeau said, and a puree such as hummus can make legumes a lot more palatable. And mashed black beans and mashed kidney beans in quesadillas are a great way to integrate these proteins into foods kids enjoy.

“That way your kid won’t be staring down a bowl of beans,” Comeau said.

Health Canada recommends this recipe for creamy hummus.

How to get kids to drink more water

Parent Guide 2020 - Tips For Parents Of Picky Eaters

The new food guide says water should be our drink of choice. This can be a tough one for kids who love juice, pop, and milk.

The new food guide recommends drinking more water.

Between this and dairy no longer being its own food group, parents might think their kids should be drinking less milk. But that’s not necessarily the case.

It’s important to remember that the guide is for the general population, and not meant for kids under the age of two, Comeau said. The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) notes that kids age two to eight who are not breastfed should drink two cups of cow milk or fortified soy beverage each day. Homogenized milk is recommended until age two, CPS said on their website, but cow milk is not recommended for kids younger than nine months.

“When kids are younger, having milk … as part of their every day is absolutely a nutritious beverage for them,” Comeau said.

Comeau recommends talking to a pediatrician or dietitian if you’re concerned your child is drinking too much milk and spoiling their appetite for other foods.

In terms of drinking more water, rehydrating during sports and other activities is a good place to start, Comeau said. Rehydrate kids with water instead of juice boxes or sports drinks. If your kid is used to drinking juice with meals, gradually shift over to the water, she added.

While you don’t need to cut juice from your kid’s diet completely, “children don’t need juice,” Comeau said.

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