Hmmm… I can’t decide what to talk about…
- The health benefits of blueberries
- The challenge to get kids to eat salad
- Or the awesome stackable cookie cutters I just bought!?!?
My kids used to not eat salad at all! In fact, I would serve them salad for years, only to have them take one bite just because they had to. But I didn’t stop. For years and years, I didn’t stop! Until one day, they just started eating salad. You know how they say it takes 8-10 exposures to a new food for kid to try it? Try 8-10 YEARS! Yes, I must have stubborn kids! The other day when we went to Moab… we went to Pizza Hut for dinner. I got the salad bar. Erica kept snagging lettuce leaves off my plate every time I turned away! Now that’s success! It doesn’t bother me that it took so long!
The bottom line is.. don’t be frustrated. Don’t make it a big deal, and be patient!! The most important thing you can do is to continue to make vegetables the star of every meal!
Blueberry Salad Recipe
- 9 cups mixed greens
- 1 cup fresh or thawed blueberries (I don’t buy these fresh very often… but they thaw very nicely)
- 2 TBL sunflower kernels
- 4 TBL Canola Oil
- 2 TBL Sugar
- 3 TBL cider vinegar
- 1 TBL Orange juice
- 1/2 tsp ground mustard
- 1/4 tsp salt