Sweet Pea Chef

A foodie mommy shares tips, tricks and stories from her kitchen as she seeks out more healthful and interesting meals.



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I love the idea of making your children in charge of their lunch ideas. That is a good solution to running out of ideas.

One thing I do with Jack is let him pick out the veggies at the store. Like on our weekly menu, I will put "green vegetable" as a side dish one night. And when we are at the store, I tell Jack to pick out a green veggie. He likes that. And when I buy fruit just to have as snacks, I let him pick it out. Like apples and bananas. Or peaches and strawberries. More than anything, he is learning to navigate the produce section better than the snack aisle.