WEDNESDAY: NATURAL LIVING
My mom had a great idea for Kai’s birthday party: use a plastic gum drop tree and laden it with fruit (we used melon and grapes and strawberries) instead of candy.
Kai loved this idea … and the other night, one week after his party, he wanted to do put fruit and veggies on it again. Of course, I said yes.
I was serving asparagus for dinner that night, and although at times he does eat it, it’s not his favorite. So, instead of forcing him to eat the asparagus, I cut up a bunch of cucumbers, gave him a bowl of cherry tomatoes and green grapes and let him decorate the little tree.
We used it as the center piece for our dinner and we all nibbled from it as we ate. Kai ate the most of it.
I think if you make healthy eating fun, kids will do it in a heartbeat.
Here are some of my and Kai’s favorite recipes: