Fortunately vegetables have never been a battle ground in our home. As babies the girls' favorite baby food veggies were spinach, squash and sweet potatoes. Not what I would consider standard fare. Standard would be more along the lines of green beans, peas and corn. I should count myself as one of the lucky ones since eating vegetables has never really been an issue. The biggest frustration, as far as vegetables are concerned, was the period of time that our oldest would not eat salad. Now she eats it but must have Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing to go with it.
Not sure why but for some reason this morning my mind wandered to the variety of vegetables that our family eats during a weeks time. Both girls have mentioned before that it is their opinion that our family eats far more vegetables than that of their friends. I also read this over the past week which caused me to pay mind to how many servings of fruits and vegetables our family eats.
So, as my mind wandered this morning, I made a mental list of the vegetables that have graced our dinner plates thus far this week.
- Sweet Potatoes
- Green Beans
- Cabbage, mushrooms, onions, garlic, green peppers (in a Chop Suey recipe)
- and Butternut Squash to be served in the next day or two
Are you eating your vegetables? Do your kids?