Mom, every meal is like a jewel!
Okay, I am not sure the analogy is correct cos she wasnt inferring my food is hard, tasteless and bound to break your teeth. On the contrary, her inference was that each meal is special and noteworthy.
Over the last days/weeks I explained the concept of the five (pref more) portions of fruit/veg to my children. I have explained that that means, at a minimum, they have to consume 1 portion at school, 2 at lunchtime and 2 at dinnertime.
Blow me down if they didnt just lap it up and accept it. No drama about what I serve; it is a done deal. I am amazed.
Look, I am not aiming at siff stuff like cauliflower and brussel sprouts here. I am starting with palatable easy options including things like tomatoes,mushrooms, cucumber, carrots, peas, potatoes, corn, spinach and potatoes. They also love brocolli if I serve it correctly - as in NOT cooked but in a salad form.
I leave with you a brocolli salad recipe I nabbed from a good friend a few years ago - good luck with getting your sprogs on board!
You will need: Raw, washed brocolli, cucumber, natural yoghurt/mayo and fresh ginger.
- Chop brocolli very fine - discard the yuck stalky part and chop the heads.
- Chop up the cucumber into medium slices and quarter or 1/8 them depending on your kids palate preference
- Mix half mayo and half yoghurt together and grate as much ginger as desired.
- Add black pepper for the adults!