Adding cauliflower to macaroni and cheese
Try oven fried chicken instead of fried
Avoid complicated dishes and opt for simple ones like baked chicken legs served with rice and broccoli.
Pick at least one vegetable that your kids love and cook that more often.
Master some easy sides
Sweet potatoes are great because they can be popped in the microwave and are ready in minutes. Try frozen peas too and you have your two delicious veggies!
Cook at home and bond over a family meal
“Over Christmas we did a bracketing of foods — ‘food bracketology.’ This was the President’s idea, and he’s quite pleased with it — like March Madness. We were with a bunch of other families, and this was an evening activity where the fathers bracketed foods — like what would be the winner. And you’d have the top brackets — so you had your pizza and your fried chicken, but you had sushi and you had vegetables — broccoli, kale, salads. And everybody got to vote. The foods would go head to head. Bacon against pie, right? Everybody had to vote, and the kids could make an argument. You could make one argument per category when they got down to the final eight. This was an intense conversation. We were surprised at many of the kids, how many vegetables stayed in for a long time. They got to the top eight — beyond the Sweet 16.”
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