Normally it’s difficult for the kids to do something new.
But sometimes it can turn out to be fun.
Here’s the story:
I made an aggressive change to our family diet last year and I have brought home many foods that were unheard of before the change.
Anything that’s good for the body, I would introduce to the kids.
One of them is leeks.
At first, I was skeptical that J and K would accept it.
One day I used leeks to prepare fish alongside ginger and soy bean paste.
And since it was never made it to our dinner table, J asked me what leek was.
I replied her with a short answer, “Leek.”
Then I saw her licking the leek and put it on the table – just like how people enjoy delicious prawn shells or crab shells.
Only seconds later did it dawn on me that she must be thinking that I asked her to “lick” while in fact I was telling her the name of the vegetable: “leek.”
(Or maybe I have to polish up my pronunciation of the word…)
I explained to her I didn’t ask her to lick but to tell her the name of the healthy plant.
We both laughed.
In fact I forgot about the whole incident until J brought it up a few days ago when I put leek again in another dish that I prepared.
So remember it’s a waste to just lick the leek and not having it in your tummy because it’s yummy and healthy.
When you introduce a new food to your child, don’t give up too soon if he refuses to eat. Research shows that it takes 8-15 tries before a child can accept it.
If you have problems getting your child to eat healthy, I’ll show how I get J and K to do just that in my new book “The Uncensored Guide to Parenting.”
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