Veggie Dinosaur Landscape

Veggie-Dinosaur-Landscape

Getting kids to munch on raw veggies isn’t always easy. It’s especially difficult if they’re faced with an enormous bowl of veggies and instructed to chomp. Or Else.

That’s why I try to make veggies fun. When the focus is on play, it takes the pressure off. The pressure is off, but magically vegetables in their hands and there is no battle. Nearly always Continue reading

Dinosaur Veggies for Kids

Snack and Lunch Ideas for Dino Loving Kids! Lots of veggies in these super easy recipes!The coolest dinosaurs were herbivores. This coincidence makes it convenient to call any veggie by a dinosaur name. Asparagus can quickly become Stegosaurus Spikes. Broccoli is suitable for  Brachiosaurus Bites. And any leafy green can be proclaimed, “Dinosaur Leaves!”

If you’re willing to put aside your pride and play in the kitchen you might have results like this: Continue reading

They Don’t Have to Inhale Kale: Tips from a Recovering Vegetable Nagger

Stop nagging and start playing.

“It’s a great source of Vitamin K,” I said reassuringly to my skeptical child. Any onlooker would weep at my lame attempt to talk about vitamins to a preschooler. And my other vegetable selling points weren’t much better. I felt like my kids had to model vegetable perfection because their mom was a public health professional. If my kids weren’t Continue reading