Growing up my mom’s idea of a vegetable was iceberg lettuce with ranch dressing on it. She still isn’t a fan of vegetables and neither am I, but like I tell my kids “sometimes we gotta do what we don’t wanna do, so we can do what we wanna do.” Translated in this scenario: We eat vegetables that we don’t like, so we can live a longer, healthier, more active life.
So in honor of the green holiday, we are eating something green (and I ain’t talking jello…) every day until St. Patty’s day or maybe even the whole month of March And since I have made a challenge of it and connected it to a holiday, my kids might just be willing to try more variety.
Here are 17 green healthy food ideas– one for every day until St. Patrick’s Day :
granny smith apples
brussel sprouts (uhgg…)
There are even more green veggie options, but I was just trying to be realistic about what my kids would eat.
You should know I am not above a little butter, salt, cheese or ranch to be able to get these vegetables down. My theory is to make the veggies taste good at first so the kids have a positive experience and then slowly make subtle changes and move towards even greater health.
Pinterest has been a great source to find new and yummy looking vegetable ideas.
Anyone else want to eat green with us this month?