As you may know if you’ve been with me from the beginning of CHG, my kiddo avoids vegetables at ALL costs. We’ve tried bribing, sneaking, putting our feet down and making veggies “grown-up only” in the hope of getting her to try SOMETHING that is of the vegetable persuasion. It’s no big surprise that she’s not interested (a mix of stubborn and age 3). The best methods for no-fight vegetable ingestion, in our household, have settled with sneaking them in (we do berry shakes that include carrots and spinach) and bribing.
But bribing is not a long term solution in my opinion so I reached out to personal & parent coach, Emily McMason, during an unrelated event. One of the suggestions she had for a no-fight solution was a food drawer. Find some space in your fridge for foods that your kid enjoys but fulfill each of those pesky food groups and let them pick! We used the new food drawer as an opportunity to discuss food groups and what kinds of foods need to go in our bodies to keep us healthy. I even found a printable from NurishInteractive.com that had colorful pictures and helpful explanations of the different groups.