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Don’t ask ’em…

Alright, so before I start, I have to apologize for the messy picture, but that’s what you get sometimes with a candid shot.

So when it comes to snacks, don’t always ask them what they want, just give it to them. I set this plate of asparagus out on the dining room table for whomever wanted it. Then, after a short time, I went to check on my daughter doing her homework and this is what I found…

Now, if I had said “Hey, Alice, can I get you some asparagus for a snack?”, chances are good she would have said “no thanks”. But 8 out of 10 times this works for my kids. Sometimes when they are chilling out on the couch, I’ll put a huge bowl of steamed broccoli (EVOO, parmasean cheese and celtic salt) and they will eat it up.

Some people would say, “my kids would never eat that.” Well, if they had just had something processed and sweet/salty, then you’re probably right.  But, believe it or not, you can change your taste buds over time. It’s just take a little work to change them for the better. Think about it: if you haven’t eaten much (or any) sugar and then have an apple, how sweet and delicious is that apple? But have a piece of cake and then an apple…no thank you. Get what I mean?