It’s a challenge for every parent to get veggies into our kids one way or another. This is a quick and simple breakfast recipe that we’ve come up with in an effort to use all the tomatoes and zucchini that our garden provides. It’s an ongoing effort to try’n use all these veggies as much as possible (check out how I cope with this in The Veggie War — Why & How to Get Your Kids to Love Vegetables). This breakfast provides lots of healthy value to a busy toddler who needs all the energy they can get. [Read more…]
Veggies are Building Blocks for Your Growing Kiddo
It’s every parents living nightmare — get some nutritious and delicious veggies into your growing kids. The turned up noses and the stiff arm are all too familiar to those of us who have ever tried to get our little ones to eat healthy. I strongly believe that this is the goal of candy manufacturers who have cultivated a world where kids don’t even know the names of fruit or vegetables. It’s scary and sobering. But we can get past this and get our children to love their veggies.
As part of Jamie Oliver’s mission to change the way we think about food consumption, he shares his experience with a classroom of first graders who could not identify simple fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, eggplant, and cauliflower. In addition to campaigning against vending machine junk food in schools, Oliver has been vocal about eating habits at the most recent TED conference and in the video below:
This post will cover 12 creative ways to get your kids to think differently about food, consumption, and health. [Read more…]