Smart mom shares the waterproof trick she uses to convince her four-year-old daughter to eat vegetables – and it’s about ‘making a face’
- An Australian mother told how she makes her daughter eat vegetables
- Rebecca said she arranges the vegetables to form a “face” on a plate
- She prepared canned tuna, broccoli, beans, raw carrot, and corn
- So far, the tactic has worked well and others said they should try it too
- Last month, another mom shared her tactic to get her picky sons to eat fresh fruit
An Australian mother has revealed how she uses a two-second plate trick to encourage her daughter to eat vegetables daily.
Rebecca, who posted on the Facebook group Budget Friendly Meals Australia, said she forms a ‘face’ on a plate to entice her four-year-old girl to eat all kinds of vegetables.
And the preparation takes less than five minutes.
Canned tuna with mayo, raw carrot – boiling water poured over broccoli, beans and corn and cooked in the microwave for one minute. This is what I do on nights when I probably take a sandwich, ”she said.
Australian mom Rebecca said she forms a ‘face’ on a plate (photo) to encourage her daughter to eat vegetables
“The face is getting bigger [the] chance it is eaten – has not let me down yet! ‘ she said.
Rebecca said that she had figured out the trick through tricks and mistakes.
“All other vegetables are crunchy, because I know she doesn’t like soft vegetables (except pumpkin, sweet potato, and potato),” she said.
‘[It] makes it a little bit special if it’s just an abuse of what I have in the fridge / cupboard – and there’s always an “Ooohhh! Wow!” ‘
“The face is getting bigger [the] chance it is eaten – has not let me down yet! Rebecca said on Facebook
Other parents praised the simple but effective idea.
“Maybe I should try a face for my three-year-old to eat vegetables!” said a woman.
“Wow, you’re a smart cake, well done,” said another. A third added: ‘Kickin’ goals mom! ‘
Last month, another smart mom said she prepares healthy lunch boxes for her two picky sons who refuse to eat fruit.
Suzanne posted an image to a popular Facebook group, saying that while filling the lunch boxes with easy but unhealthy options, she now makes healthy bento boxes with sushi and snacks.
Last month, another smart mom said she prepares healthy lunch boxes for her two picky sons who refuse to eat fruit
“With two picky eaters who refuse to eat fruit (thank goodness they eat vegetables), I’ve often resorted to lunch boxes full of junk food and a sandwich because I didn’t want them to starve,” she said online.
“But thanks to all of your great ideas, I switched to bento boxes for my boys and lunches that are a bit healthier (and more environmentally friendly), so thank you everyone for your shares, you’ve all been inspiring.”
By preparing the bento boxes, she can ensure that her sons get enough nutrients throughout the day.
By preparing the bento boxes, she can ensure that her sons get enough nutrients throughout the day
Suzanne said she learned how to make sushi herself using a kit, but now she buys the ingredients separately.
For the lunch boxes she makes two different types of sushi, including tuna with mayonnaise and spicy chicken.
The bento boxes themselves also include dividers to safely separate the range of food without plastic wrap.