Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Works for me Wednesday

We have a great strategy for getting our kids to eat veggies...APPETIZERS!

While we're getting dinner ready, we put some carrots, red pepper slices, broccoli, and whatever other veggies on the kids' plates. Sometimes we include some (~1 T) ranch "dip"--1/4 of a dry ranch dip mix packet in a 16 oz container of low fat cottage cheese, blended with an immersion blender.

Two birds with one stone--they get veggies AND it buys us a couple of minutes to finish getting dinner ready!


Rebecca said...

I think the appetizer trick might work for my 2.5 year old. She does not eat many vegetables, so it's definitely worth a try. My daughter really likes salsa--so I figure she's getting some tomatoes, onions, and peppers every once in a while.

Thanks for the tip! Mine is about dish soap this week. . . .

~Deidra~ said...

Thanks for the great idea!

Jen said...

We love using this "trick." Plus, I loved the added benefit of knowing my kids have eaten veggies before dinner, so if they don't eat many during the meal, it's okay and doesn't become a big deal.

We don't do dip...I'm a meanie:)