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The Quest for Fruits and Veggies
My family always seems to be on the quest to eat healthier, especially fruits and veggies. Well, I am. My kids…not so much. They would be happy to eat junk food and candy for the rest of their lives. It’s just me trying to make sure they get veggies, fruit and good protein every day.
Meanest mom ever. Who’s with me on this? Raise your hands!
Both my boys are picky eaters, but with my youngest, it’s like pulling teeth to get him to eat a vegetable, let alone the 5-10 servings recommended daily. Fruit is also hit and miss with him. More often than not, what gets packed in his lunch comes home untouched. And we wonder why the poor kid has behaviour issues at school, usually by early afternoon. (That was sarcasm, btw. He’s totally “hangry”!).
Okay, confession time. I think they might just get their pickiness from me (except for this ridiculous notion that mushrooms are gross, that one is totally on their father). Fruit is not my favourite, but it’s a texture issue. I just can’t get used to the stringy-ness of citrus, or the squishy skin pop of berries and grapes. I have tried, really I have!
But I have found the solution to my texture problem, and successfully faked out my kid in the process!…