No magic formula in this video, but there are a few nice veggie recipes that might get your kids chomping on produce.
This video is subtle plug for Hidden Valley Ranch, a substance I go back and forth on with regard to veggie enticement. But these recipes don’t require the high-calorie, super-processed sauce. (No judgment if your kids do … whatever it takes, right?)
I know the studies and I’m interested in getting my kids to eat veggies, too. But sometimes I wonder if we’re not a little too desperate to get them to eat veggies. I’m not about to puree sweet potatoes for mac ‘n’ cheese (lazy!) or offer ranch and melted cheese on just-picked farmer’s market produce. But I also try to get good tasting stuff, fresh and I will sautee or steam or grill and drizzle with oil and a sprinkling of salt.
I’m mainly of the offer it over and over/no-thank-you bite/no special meals school. My second-grader seems to be coming out of a three-year veggie slump (just as my four-year-old enters it … nice!). Not sure if it has anything to do with me, but I just thought I’d throw that out there in case you need some hope.
Anyway, what are your veggie secrets?