Friday, May 2, 2014

Eat Your Veggies

I consider myself very lucky that both kids love their veggies and fruit. Liv's favorites are broccoli and berries (raspberries and blueberries, especially); Ben's favorites are cauliflower and watermelon.

It was about 7 p.m., dinner was done, and Ben was upset because I told him that he couldn't have a popsicle. He'd already had ice cream for dessert, and I didn't want him overdoing it on the sugar. After he calmed down from his fit over not getting the popsicle, he asked if he could have something healthy instead. I said sure, expecting a request for yogurt or pretzels. But instead he asked for veggies--specifically the broccoli, cauliflower, and carrot mix that we often make with dinner. Gotta love those steam fresh veggie bags!

I whipped up a bag, and Ben dug in. Livvie crawled in to the kitchen to see what was happening and decided to chow down on some veggies herself. Even though she'd just finished up a large serving of broccoli about an hour before. So happy these two like eating their veggies!

Ben always gets a treat after dinner if he eats well. Lately instead of grabbing a popsicle or ice cream (his staples), he has been grabbing Mike's bag of frozen grapes out of the freezer and having some of those as his treat. Huh? So not my kid! :-)


  1. those pink pjs are adorable. love the last picture with a carrot in the mouth and grabbing for some more. veggies are so much better than junk food. wish we had been that smart when you were little.

  2. That's awesome, good for those veggie eating kids! Reese is a fruit-aholic but not so much on veggies. Cam used to HATE them as a baby but is becoming more open minded & gasp, actually even asks for the roasted broccoli I make. Yay for progress!