Article from the wonderful healthy kids site blog.superhealthykids.com –
Hmmm… I can’t decide what to talk about…
The health benefits of blueberriesThe challenge to get kids to eat saladOr the awesome stackable cookie cutters I just bought!?!?
My kids used to not eat salad at all! In fact, I would serve them salad for years, only to have them take one bite just because they had to. But I didn’t stop. For years and years, I didn’t stop! Until one day, they just started eating salad. You know how they say it takes 8-10 exposures to a new food for kid to try it? Try 8-10 YEARS! Yes, I must have stubborn kids! The other day when we went to Moab… we went to Pizza Hut for dinner. I got the salad bar. Erica kept snagging lettuce leaves off my plate every time I turned away! Now that’s success! It doesn’t bother me that it took so long!
The bottom line is.. don’t be frustrated. Don’t make it a big deal, and be patient!! The most important thing you can do is to continue to make vegetables the star of every meal!
9 cups mixed greens1 cup fresh or thawed blueberries (I don’t buy these fresh very often… but they thaw very nicely)2 TBL sunflower kernels
4 TBL Canola Oil2 TBL Sugar3 TBL cider vinegar1 TBL Orange juice1/2 tsp ground mustard1/4 tsp salt