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(The Times of India)   You can trick kids into eating vegetables if you give them snazzier names and lie about their benefits. Wrong: carrots. Right: lets-you-see-through-clothes logs   (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) divider line 25
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2012-09-18 06:18:25 AM
You could probably get adults to eat Brussels Sprouts if you called them "makes-your-dick-huge-and-mighty-like-oak balls"
 
2012-09-18 06:27:49 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Brussels Sprouts


You could call them turd-wads but they'd still be delicious.
 
2012-09-18 06:29:33 AM

flucto: FirstNationalBastard: Brussels Sprouts

You could call them turd-wads but they'd still be delicious.


I've never dug brussels sprouts, but broccoli and lima beans are a-ok.
 
2012-09-18 06:50:21 AM
What are clothes logs?
 
2012-09-18 07:12:50 AM
This re-branding could really do wonders.

cauliflower: Breast-enhancement florets
eggplant: These-aren't-the-droids-you're-looking-for melons
asparagus: Stalks of instant popularity
beets: Nail-the-cheerleader-at-that-douches-kegger orbs
spinach: Crush-your-enemies-and-see-them-driven-before-you leaves

...and so on
 
2012-09-18 08:39:28 AM
The littlebopper, who loves broccoli, wouldn't touch cauliflower until I told him it was "vanilla broccoli".

/He was all of 4 or 5 at the time.
 
2012-09-18 08:43:46 AM
It works for adults too.

Add an "i" in front of any average electronic device and they gobble it up.
 
2012-09-18 09:03:18 AM
IIRC the "carrots are great for vision" thing was a British rumor started to fool Germans into thinking that's why RAF pilots were always getting the drop on their German counterparts during the Battle of Britain, instead of radar.
 
2012-09-18 09:03:19 AM
Only one was used on me when I was a kid.
cake icing: Will put hair on your chest.

/the relative in question might have been a redneck.
 
2012-09-18 09:09:20 AM
One thing I've always wondered is when did I, and other children, learn to hate veggies? I know some people who always loved them, I wonder if it is just down to taste, or whether the parents give away hints, like right from the outset say "they may not be nice but you have to eat your greens", thus letting the child know it's ok to resist.

I can't ever remember liking vegetables, my mum says I was always a fussy eater, but why? I can only assume I didn't like the taste. I was too young to know sweets taste better.

When I have kids I'll just make them think that no other food exists. I wonder if that'd work...
 
2012-09-18 09:27:54 AM
It will make you go blind. Wait... that was .. never mind.
 
2012-09-18 09:37:39 AM
What we did with my daughter:

We gave her vegetables early and often, gave her a large variety, and figured out what she liked. Then, we gave the ones she liked to her as a major portion of her meals, every meal. When we give her one she doesn't care for or in a preparation she doesn't like, we shelve it for a while and go back to something she does like.

She really enjoys raw tomatoes, cucumber, and green peppers and cooked green beans. So, that's what she eats. She doesn't care for peas, lima beans, lettuce, celery, or cooked tomatoes so she doesn't get them. I'm more interested in making sure that she's eating vegetables than making sure that they're exactly the ones that I want her to.

/YMMV
/CSB
 
2012-09-18 09:40:56 AM

Slaxl: One thing I've always wondered is when did I, and other children, learn to hate veggies? I know some people who always loved them, I wonder if it is just down to taste, or whether the parents give away hints, like right from the outset say "they may not be nice but you have to eat your greens", thus letting the child know it's ok to resist.

I can't ever remember liking vegetables, my mum says I was always a fussy eater, but why? I can only assume I didn't like the taste. I was too young to know sweets taste better.

When I have kids I'll just make them think that no other food exists. I wonder if that'd work...


Me and the wife have five kids... they all are nitpickers about a few things, but overall they'll eat just about anything, the funniest is one that whine over and over about cabbage, but yet loved coleslaw and a soup because it was her grandma that did it (soup was loaded with cabbage, but the kids refused to believe it).

It's all about moderation to expose them to just about everything and telling them to grow the hell up, they have food, and should consider themselves lucky to have anything at all. Never works better than telling a small child that they are acting like a baby... they hate that.
 
2012-09-18 10:02:28 AM
MY 7 yr old is just now expanding her horizons, albeit very slowly, while the 4 yr old is still picky as all get out. I've tried the trick in this article and my kids are too damn cynical to buy it. If we tell them we're not cooking anything else, they don't eat, but yet they're just fine with that. They ate veggies all the time when I made their baby food. I just don't get it...
 
2012-09-18 10:03:10 AM

Slaxl: One thing I've always wondered is when did I, and other children, learn to hate veggies? I know some people who always loved them, I wonder if it is just down to taste, or whether the parents give away hints, like right from the outset say "they may not be nice but you have to eat your greens", thus letting the child know it's ok to resist.

I can't ever remember liking vegetables, my mum says I was always a fussy eater, but why? I can only assume I didn't like the taste. I was too young to know sweets taste better.

When I have kids I'll just make them think that no other food exists. I wonder if that'd work...


Because Mom usually boiled or steamed them to death and served them plain. Just about every vegetable benefits from a little sauteing or roasting with garlic and olive oil.
 
2012-09-18 10:15:39 AM
Or, you could be a PARENT and order them to eat their damn food if they want to [fill in the blank].
 
2012-09-18 10:19:23 AM
Or you could learn which veg kids like and make those.

Or you could set a good example by eating tons of fruit and veg in the raw and minimally processed states and enjoy the fark out of them, thereby teaching your children that veg are not something to be tolerated in amongst the saturated fat, salt, and sugar of your nearly-vegetable veg side.

Because that's what my mom did. Fresh, canned, frozen, and didn't try to force me to eat stuff SHE hated.

But no, lets try tricking the children, who get 90% of their information from our behavior and body language, with words they can't farking understand anyway.

GREAT JOB.
 
2012-09-18 10:22:27 AM

Leopold Stotch: Slaxl: One thing I've always wondered is when did I, and other children, learn to hate veggies? I know some people who always loved them, I wonder if it is just down to taste, or whether the parents give away hints, like right from the outset say "they may not be nice but you have to eat your greens", thus letting the child know it's ok to resist.

I can't ever remember liking vegetables, my mum says I was always a fussy eater, but why? I can only assume I didn't like the taste. I was too young to know sweets taste better.

When I have kids I'll just make them think that no other food exists. I wonder if that'd work...

Because Mom usually boiled or steamed them to death and served them plain. Just about every vegetable benefits from a little sauteing or roasting with garlic and olive oil.


Western style cooking seems to be terrible for veggies. It's like vegetarians feel that eating plants needs to be a painful, unlikable experience with steamed, unseasoned plant matter on a plate. My girlfriend is indian and I barely miss meat with all the savory spices.
 
2012-09-18 10:32:26 AM

meanmutton: What we did with my daughter:

We gave her vegetables early and often, gave her a large variety, and figured out what she liked. Then, we gave the ones she liked to her as a major portion of her meals, every meal. When we give her one she doesn't care for or in a preparation she doesn't like, we shelve it for a while and go back to something she does like.

She really enjoys raw tomatoes, cucumber, and green peppers and cooked green beans. So, that's what she eats. She doesn't care for peas, lima beans, lettuce, celery, or cooked tomatoes so she doesn't get them. I'm more interested in making sure that she's eating vegetables than making sure that they're exactly the ones that I want her to.

/YMMV
/CSB


My youngest boy is like that. He loves his veggies. Almost any kind we put in front of him, he'll chow down. We go to a buffet, his first stop is for a huge salad with tons of tomatos and olives.

My oldest, we had to start telling him that if he ate his broccoli and green beans, there was a chance he would turn out big and green like the Hulk. Carrots make you orange like the Thing.
 
2012-09-18 12:01:17 PM

FirstNationalBastard: You could probably get adults to eat Brussels Sprouts if you called them "makes-your-dick-huge-and-mighty-like-oak balls"


This post is the exact definition of completed wrong. Brussel sprouts arefarking delicious.
 
2012-09-18 12:25:36 PM
A good parent does something like this anyway.

Growing up, broccoli and cauliflower were referred to in my house as Magic Trees. I'd eat a ton of broccoli at dinner and then spend the rest of the evening running around the house pretending to be a wizard. Mom played along, acting like she'd been zapped by whatever magic spell I had just cast out of my wand (a pink glitter baton).

If you don't have some game like this with your kids, you're not raising them right.
 
2012-09-18 12:53:56 PM

Arkanaut: IIRC the "carrots are great for vision" thing was a British rumor started to fool Germans into thinking that's why RAF pilots were always getting the drop on their German counterparts during the Battle of Britain, instead of radar.


It also helped that carrots were one of the few vegetables that was easy to grow in England and was never rationed. Although it did take a bit of social engineering on the part of the British government to convince the people that carrots could be more than just horse food.

www.homesweethomefront.co.uk
 
2012-09-18 03:18:02 PM
Peaches --"recently shaved snatch"
Apples --"hand boobs"
Cucumbers -- "jolly green dildos"

I plan to head to the store soon and have a loud conversation with the wife about 'what we need more of'.
 
2012-09-18 03:45:45 PM
And also by cooking them briefly, as close to service as possible, and batch-cook throughout service instead of keeping 'em on a steam table for two hours while they get all mushy.

Then again, I just like veggies. One of my classmates calls me "a damn rabbit" because the day we were practicing blanching and shocking vegetables in Food Prep II, I was content to chow down on a great big plate of veggies at the end of lab while he was wishing for a steak.
 
2012-09-18 08:03:09 PM
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