Some kids adore veggies. Others adore some veggies. And others flat out refuse all veggies. Here at The Accidental Purist headquarters, our almost-four-year-old adores bell peppers, sprouts, peas, green beans, spinach, carrots, cauliflower, onions, and turnips (and we are so happy she loves these!), but when it comes to other vegetables or a greater nutritional variety (which is necessary for optimum microbiome conditions), she is a bit more stubborn.
So, recently, we have resorted to flat out, no-shame comedy stunts to inspire our child to eat some of her less frequented vegetables. Sometimes, making veggies into a sport or game, or even a challenge riddled with absurdity is an excellent motivator. Take this video clip, for instance: preschooler meets runaway asparagus ("no no! Don't eat me!" says the asparagus), and we have instant veggie consumption.
At the end of the day, it's about knowing your kid, not stressing, and just remembering to laugh. How do you help your kids eat their veggies? We'd love to know! Happy veggie eating.