My children are picky eaters. This is something which is totally unfair since I was the original veggie child. Neither of my kids will willingly ingest a vegetable. There are a few fruits they’ll eat. Otherwise, it’s pretty well breaded chicken and a variety of starches.
So one of my summer projects is to stealthily encourage youngest to broaden her dietary horizons while she’s home with no daycamp. I loaded her down with some cookbooks she’s previously admired for their fun cartoons (the Looneyspoons series) and encouraged her to pick out recipes for a dinner we’ll serve the family later this week. And she did! She’s been very eager to work on these, though I had to closely supervise her work. So far we’ve made baked cheesy pita wedges (”Bewedged”) and “J.Lo Pudding” (a low-fat chocolate pudding). Tomorrow we prepare the main course, “Acropolis Sandwiches” wherein we’ll see if cooking for yourself is enough to get her to knowingly ingest a vegetable or two.