Springtime to me means Asparagus! I love it. My kids however, haven’t been so eager to try it. However, as we’ve been eating better, I have come to realize one constant thing. The key to getting your kids to try new vegetables or other food is to KEEP TRYING! Don’t give up. Saturday night they finally tried asparagus and they ALL loved it! They even asked me to cook some more, but we didn’t have any more.
I can’t tell you how excited I was that I never gave up. Parenting can be hard. Parenting properly (by teaching healthy habits) can be frustrating when your kids resist. But I beg you to not give up. The foods your kids eat as children, will most likely be the diets they keep as adults.
Our Asparagus is cooked in 3 TBL butter and 3 TBL brown sugar. Saute for 3 minutes. Add 1/2 or 1 cup of broth and simmer for 8 minutes. The flip-flopper added salt to hers, and ketchup boy dipped his in ketchup of course.
Speaking on Vegetables. I found a podcast this weekend with some great posts! Its produced by Vegan, Colleen Patrick-Gourdreau of Compassionate Cooks. We are clearly not vegan, and I haven’t listened to any of her shows about the treatment of animals, however listening to her ideas on getting more whole foods into your diet is nothing short of inspiring. Go here, and listen to the second show down titles, The Compassionate Kitchen, Eating healthfully in a recession.