Eat Your Greens

5 Ways to Get your Kids to Eat Their Greens

The Final: Part 4 of our 'Eat Your Greens' Series!

Recipe Weekend: Maddie’s Southern Greens

Part 3 in our 'Eat Your Greens' Series

Maddie writes: It is harder to get my husband to eat greens than it is to get my 4 year old daughter to do it. His dad was the cook growing up in Wyoming. His idea of green was creamed peas...? He still doesn't enjoy spinach unless it's a dip BUT the man LOVES my mustard greens. When on his plate he saves that bite for last every time, which means it was his favorite of the meal.

 

Maddie’s Variation on Southern Greens

5 Reasons Your Kids Should Eat Their Greens -- and 5 Ways They’ll Do It

Part 1 of Our 3-Part ‘Eat Your Greens’ Series

 I’m reading the Joel Fuhrman book, Disease-Proof Your Child, in an absolutely occasional moment where my son Aidan is quietly playing next to me and Ammie is sleeping. In the book, he mentions that his children have known since the age of 5 why eating greens is important. I turn to Aidan (a boy who, mercifully, has always been willing to eat his greens -- at least with a little cajoling), absorbed in his model car parking lot, and the conversation goes something like this:

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