Open Up Wide for Andy Boy Produce
No one has ever said it is easy to get kids to eat their vegetables. But there are some strategies that can make it a fun and flavorful activity they’ll learn to love.
- Offer raw vegetables to children over the age of three. Many don’t like the texture of soft, cooked ones, but crunchy finger food, like florets of Andy Boy broccoli and cauliflower, served with low-fat dressings for dipping, have lots of kid appeal.
- Let children help with the cooking. They are more likely to eat what they had a hand in preparing.
- Serve vegetables at the beginning of the meal when children are the hungriest and most likely to eat what's in front of them.
- Sneak vegetables into favorite foods. Add cooked broccoli to quesadillas or thinly sliced and blanched fennel to a cheese pizza. Mix chopped Andy Boy Cauliflower (try our newest colors: orange, green and purple) and Broccoli into a low-fat, soft cream cheese and spread on a bagel. They won’t even realize that what they are consuming is good for them!
- When you go to the grocery store, let your children pick out what vegetable they want to try that week. Try it every time you go to the store and their veggie palate will continue to grow.
- Set a good example and be sure to eat your vegetables, too!
- Don’t give up! Even if kids balk, continue to offer and encourage them to try vegetables (one day, they might shock you by saying yes to a tasty chunk of Andy Boy Cauliflower or another intriguing vegetable).
Buy a salad spinner and put your kids in charge. They will get a kick out of washing Andy Boy Romaine Hearts this way. Let the official Salad Spinner serve the salad into bowls with handy tongs. Select a low-fat dressing and everyone's happy!
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