Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Top Tip Tuesday - Give Some Choices
Often, if I'm making something loaded with veggies, I'll let the kids each pick one thing for me to leave off. For our recent Roasted Veggie Sandwiches, Big Sprout chose to leave off the artichokes and Little Sprout opted out of zucchini. It's no more work for me, and they get to feel like they have a say in what they're eating - plus, I get all the other veggies in the sandwich in them with no complaints.
I'm also happy to give options when there is no "bad" choice. "Would you like strawberries or oranges with your oatmeal?" or "Should we have our salad plain or in a wrap?" Again, it makes no difference to me but empowers them with choosing between two healthy options.