Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Food Goals

We made a family goal for the year to try more vegetables.

Me, being me is trying to keep them as in season as possible, very hard with grocery stores they
way they are.

So far we have tried...
collard greens - this is one of my favorites. Everyone else hated them
artichokes - I thought they just tasted like butter. We seemed to like them
beets - not my favorite, not horrible. Everyone else spit them out.
sugar snap peas - who doesn't love these? Oh Kevin, and Anya only liked the interior peas.
zucchini - we eat this all the time but in muffins, it was nice to have it in fries. I know this is not in season, I was getting sick of the same old.

I look forward to continuing our experiment. I want to make my kids as open to different foods as possible.

We also ALWAYS have dessert on new veggi day. They don't get it if they don't have at least one bite. I also try to pair it with a dinner I know they like.

The children also get to pick the veggi that week. We walk through the grocery store and they pick one. I have final say but they feel like they chose it.
I think so far this experiment has been a success.


Kayla said...

Cool, sounds like a winning scheme.

Melanie said...

That sounds awesome...I'd like to experiment some more with veggies as well. Keep posting your tips. :)

Mallory and Wendell said...

That's a really great idea. I'll have to do it once I have kids that are old enough to care what they eat. :)

Laura said...

SUCH a good idea! Maybe I'll try having the kids pick out the veggie-of-the-day this week!