Picky Eaters

Picky Eaters

Quick respose to a question first, and Kristin, I'll get to your question Monday. Question of the week from Ailene: My kids won't eat anything orange. Actually, they won't eat any fruits and vegetables for that matter. What can I…

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One-Eyed-Monster

I do like green eggs and ham, I do like them Sam I Am.  If you still believe eggs aren't good for you or your kids, think again.  Eggs have so many good qualities.  It is a complete protein with…

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Day 7: Covert Operations

Today is the last day in a series of increasing fruits and vegetables in your family's diet.  If you have tried all 6 ideas and are still being met with resistance, you must do what mothers have been doing for…

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Day 6: Re-offer, re-peat, re-try, re-ask

Children's taste buds are more sensitive than adults. Because of their sensitive taste buds, they often think bitter food such as spinach and asparagus don't taste very good.  But as they grow up, if you keep re-offering that food, they will grow…

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Day 5: Enlist the forces

Tip of the day:  Let the kids be part of the process.  When they have time and interest invested, they are more likely to discover new foods and discover they actually like them. Kids can do a lot of things.  Let them choose the produce…

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Day 4: Dress it up

I'll admit, my kids have never eaten a piece of broccoli without ranch.  They have never eaten raspberries outside of a smoothie, and they haven't tried blueberries without the muffin.  But we're trying.  But even I think some things are tastier…

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Day 3: Carrot Juice anyone?

Please do NOT waste nine years of your childs life like I did without letting them try carrot juice! My kids loved it.  I had NO idea.  Now I really need to get one of those super duper juicer/blender very…

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Day 2: Eat The Rainbow

  Variety, Variety, Variety.  For years the "Produce for Better Health Foundation" at http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/, formally known as 5aday,  has been teaching this.  I will quote directly from their literature:"Eating fruits and veggies in a variety of colors--red, dark green, yellow,…

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Day 1: Where is your Fruit Basket

The first step to helping your kids eat more fruits and vegetables is to make it accesible to them.  Do you keep your fruit basket on the counter where they can't reach it.  If you don't want them getting snacks…

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Hiding Vegetables

Normally I am opposed to hiding vegetables.  I have always felt like kids should know and choose to eat vegetables so when they leave the nest, they will continue to eat them.  Well, I wanted to try some recipes from…

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