Wow! Thanks so much to the passionate vegetable lovers who took time to fill up my mailbox last week when I launched this series of posts about How to Eat More Vegetables, your ideas are truly inspiring. Readers, I'm going to incorporate your best tips into the weekly tips, look for your names in pixels, soon! (And please, keep them coming!) Bloggers, this week two bloggers wrote posts on this topic, their links are below.
And now for this week's tip:
How to Eat More Vegetables
Change the language. While we're working on the words, let's replace "I don't like vegetables" with "I don't like canned peas". Let's substitute "I don't like creamed vegetables" with "I don't care for creamed carrots." That way, the language itself leaves open the possibility of liking vegetables -- versus excluding the entire family of vegetables, versus nixing a particular vegetable, versus forgoing all vegetables prepared a certain way.
REAL-LIFE EXAMPLE My own example was, "I haven't yet found a way to cook fresh artichokes so that I really enjoy them." And you know what? I finally did discover a way of cooking artichokes that's easy and delicious, both, see How to Cook Artichokes in the Microwave. Putting something I liked in the future, not the present, really worked.
AND YOU? What about you, would this tip work for you personally or perhaps for your children?
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ALL THE TIPS How to Eat More Vegetables
How to Eat More Vegetables: This Week's Bloggers
Eat More Veggies from Potted Farm
Eating Your Vegetables from Kitchen Riffs, a brand-new St. Louis food blog!
How To Chime InReaders & Bloggers, Both: Here's how to participate, I hope you will!
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