The Munchkins

Life with identical twins

Salad?

on March 14, 2018

Overall, the girls are not super picky eaters, but we’ve never been able to break through on vegetables. They like snap peas, edamame, corn, and potatoes. Pretty much everything else is a solid no go. I have tried many times and in many ways to get them to expand those horizons to no avail.

I’m not sure what brought it on, but a month ago Caden declared that she was going to start eating healthier. There was a lot of candy consumed in December and January, and she’s pretty aware of how her body feels after she eats something. In order to eat healthier, she decided to try the salads at school. The girls have tried salads before, but they mostly eat things one at a time, and let’s be honest, lettuce on its own just doesn’t taste great. But, she ate them a few times a week and continued to eat them. I was astounded.

On Monday we were looking at the lunch menu and if they would need to bring home lunch and she said no, she’ll just eat the Veggie Salad at school. Like any reasonable parent I kept my cool and said “Veggie salad? What’s on that?” Veggies! “And you eat the veggies?” That’s basically the whole salad Mom!

Who is this kid?

Tuesday was Taco Salad and she declared it best salad ever. I don’t disagree. I’m trying to figure out how to bring this openness to vegetables home, but I’m also wary of pushing things. Even if she only eats these salads at school, that’s still better than not eating them!


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