My Kids Are Good Eaters: Here Are 4 Things I Know for Sure (Plus a Recipe)! by Amy Fothergill

Parenting
a year ago
My Kids Are Good Eaters: Here Are 4 Things I Know for Sure (Plus a Recipe)!

I know I’m very lucky to have kids who are good eaters. Here’s what I have learned over the years.

  • They eat salad when I eat salad.
  • They eat things that I think taste good (flavor is important).
  • I don’t give them a snack before dinner (they eat more if they are hungry).
  • I do give them treats. Instead of saying “No” to everything, I try to use the phrase, “Yes, after you have...”

Want to entice your kids to eat salad? I drizzle about 2 teaspoons olive oil and some rice wine vinegar (less than 1 teaspoon) over lettuce or veggies. I add another drizzle of agave nectar (about 1/2 teaspoon) and flavor it with fresh ground pepper and sea salt. Toss and serve! Bet your kids will love it!

Chef Gigi Gaggero
Amy Fothergill Chef- I LOVE this! It is SO true- kids will often emulate their Parent unit! I'm stayin on my game lady - the kids keep me food and exercise honest ! ( and cussing 😳)
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Great tip, Amy Fothergill! So happy to welcome you to our 30Second Mom tribe. You're so right, Chef Gigi Gaggero! And thank YOU for being so amazing! xoxo
Donna John
This is a great reminder for parents, @amythefamilychef. I have to remind others sometimes not to give their opinions about certain foods in front of my 4-year-old grandson. Or to say he won't like something in front of him before he's even tried it. That's just asking for him not to!

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