Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lessons From Sisterly Love

This morning, my eight-year-year begged me to let her make breakfast for her younger sister. Not a problem at all, I am all for nurturing independence, especially when it gives me a few extra moments with my coffee and the daily crossword puzzle. Despite the marginal nutritional value of her artistic medium, this toaster-ready pancake reassured me that my children understand our constant nagging about good nutrition. In this "portrait" of her sister, Cady felt comforted by the banana hair and multivitamin nose. She figured it made up for the marshmallow eyes and M&M mouth. It's not spinach or green beans, but it's a start, right? At the very least, it has inspired me for tomorrow night's dinner. I'm thinking some kind of chicken monster with green bean hair. Got any sneaky ways of getting your kids to eat green? I'd love to hear 'em!


  1. Edamame believe it or not is a favorite.

    This weekend we went to a friend's cabin and I brought it for dinner. Boiled it for 3 min, salted it and left it in the pod for them to bite off the ends and pop the beans in their mouths. The kids went nuts for it. I think because it was a "fun" interactive food. They were talking about how many peas were in each pod. "I have 3, I have 2". Most of the kids had seconds and all of them ate it without hesitation. Win, Win!

  2. I love it! Edamame is a great idea. They have sponge bob square pants individual packets of edamame at Target. I eat em all the time.

  3. What a impressive creation Cady made.