Peas. Carrots. Broccoli. Corn. Sometimes Cauliflower. Red pepper when cooked.
That would be the huge assortment of vegetables that my 4 ½ year old will eat without much protest. Dare I introduce anything new, it would certainly be a fight. You see my daughter is in that stage where “I don’t like it,” is stated BEFORE she even tries it. I don’t understand. “How do you know you don’t like it if you haven’t even tried it?” All along I’m thinking if someone offered me beef tongue for dinner I would respond just like her! She’s in ways nervous to try something new and prefers her “comfort” veggies. Better that than nothing. Right? I’m still not trying beef tongue though!
In a recent conversation with moms Kim Tracy Prince and Daphne Brogdon as part of Ragú’s Mom’s the Word on Dinner, I was quickly reassured that I am not alone. Kim’s boys are in love with cucumbers and that’s about it. While Daphne has learned that the way you cook those veggies makes all the difference. Think bacon fat and olive oil!
Pure jealousy comes over me when I see other kids chowing down on salads and unusual vegetables. Why won’t my daughter try them?
Visit Ragu’s Mom’s the Word on Dinner at Facebook.com/Ragu to join in the conversation. Find the video of Kim, Daphne and I and hear more of our vegetable dilemma at dinnertime! Share a comment or two letting us know that we’re not alone or your magical ways of getting veggies consumed at home!
Disclosure: This post & video were created in connection with my appointment as an Ambassador in Ragú® Mom’s the Word on Dinner Program