Now as a mom, my worst fear is my kids having the same bad eating habits as I have had. So we are undergoing a food make-over in our house, trying out new foods, more specifically new vegetables. I've also completely changed the way I plan meals- but more on that another day.
In the past we put a copy of the food pyramid out where we could see it. The kids liked pointing out all the food they were eating on the chart. Now as I'm trying to make more of the food on our plates veggies, I love this new chart:
It's straightforward and easy for the kids to understand, especially since they use divided plates. Check out these nutrition plates and these portion plates or these balance plates.
Thanks to my friend Natasha I discovered that I really like Brussels Sprouts (roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper), and thanks to the great farmer's market we've been visiting regularly I've discovered all sorts of new (to me) salad ingredients.
So... if any of you have tried and true favorite veggie recipes out there- please help and send them my way! :)