One of the most difficult things for my mom when we were growing up was making sure we ate healthy, more specifically getting our fill of veggies. The battle of vegatables seems to be a common trend amoung mothers.
I am not a mother but I was a kid, and I know most of the time I just didn’t want to be told what to do. It rarely had to do with the actual taste of the veggies, it was more of the negative stipulation and chore of eating them. I suggest to all losing this battle, give the kids the power.
Make it more of a fun activity rather than a dreaded event. Go to the grocery and let them pick the veggies and fruits the family gets to eat for the week. Include them in the meal planning, espcially their lunches. When they are curious about the taste of something, the anticipation of trying what they picked will make it much easier to fill them with healthy foods! Setting time to do this will also help you avoid the last minute morning rush to finish lunches, you can pack them together the night before:)
My dad loves to play “Bulk Food Bongo”, a game he made up where we go to the produce section and each of us picks something and we have to try both of the foods. The employees at most grocery stores are more than happy to let you test almost anything in the produce section and will most of time tell you facts about the food. They even cut it up for you if you need it. Granted not everything tastes very good but the experience is always fun.
-Grace, Rudi’s Organic Bakery