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Kids Still Say (and Eat) the Darnedest Things


Oct 4, 2017

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post about my grandkids and the foods they liked to eat. My grandson Charlie was a huge fan of octopus, and my granddaughter Brooke loved her broccoli. They’re a little older now, but their taste buds are still as adventurous as ever.

Brooke is three years old, and broccoli is still one of her favorite foods. We also found that she’d eat her weight in edamame if we let her. Charlie still really likes octopus, and he even has some of his friends talking about it. Both are obsessed with spinach. They even put it in their peanut butter sandwiches.

I think my daughter does a great job with serving nutritious meals that keep the kids interested. She uses ground turkey in a lot of recipes—and that’s not just because I recommend it. The kids really do like it better than beef in things like chili and meatballs.

Kids are known to be picky eaters, but I think sometimes they really want options. Sometimes they want to eat what their parents are eating. You might be surprised by some of the things younger diners will try and like.

What’s the most creative dish you serve on your children’s menu? Or have you replaced your children’s options with small-plate versions of your regular entrées? Share your menu approach with me on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Talk to you soon!