Last week my kid ate an entire cantaloupe. I sliced it up thinking it would make through a few meals and a couple of snacks. Nope. One big snack and it was gone. The week before I had taken away her apple slices because she wouldn’t eat her fish sticks. Yup, you heard that right. I forced my kid to eat processed fish instead of fruit. And tonight? Well, I was determined she would eat some vegetables. So I came up with some tricks on how to get kids to eat vegetables – the unconventional way.
I am mom who thinks on her feet and because everyone is crazy over Call Me Maybe, including my daughter, I’m using it to my advantage. Now I know many of you out there would “never let my kids watch television, let alone THAT music video” and I’ll admit, I used to be just like you. Then I became a SAHM and all bets were off. In the midst of a meltdown, I’ll willingly bribe my daughter with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and when it comes to making sure she downs some vegetables, a little Carly Rae does the trick.
Another method I’ve employed is letting the dogs eat her food. Not off the plate because that’s just gross but if I tell her I’m giving her carrots to the dogs, she’ll eat them. Maybe it’s because Wrigley, the canine garbage disposal, always goes after her food and she’s tired of it. Or maybe, it’s because of a toddler’s rules of possession, numbers 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8.
So far, these two things are working for me. I’m hoping that she’ll return to the her love of vegetables and I won’t have to listen to teeny-bopper songs but in case she doesn’t, I already have this song saved as a favorite on You Tube. Hey, I’d eat vegetables for BSB.