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2019-09-10 05:48:36 PM  
Joke time!

Q: What's the difference between broccoli and snot?

A: You can't get kids to eat broccoli.
 
2019-09-10 06:08:51 PM  
More cheese
 
2019-09-10 06:10:02 PM  
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2019-09-10 06:12:42 PM  
C also works for keeping marriages together?
 
2019-09-10 06:13:45 PM  
I don't know any kids that don't like vegetables nor have I ever.  Maybe it's not a kid food.  We all grew up just fine and learned to like them at the appropriate age. Why force them ? Just be happy they are eating.
 
2019-09-10 06:14:43 PM  
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Worked for me.
 
2019-09-10 06:17:00 PM  

MythDragon: [images.homedepot-static.com image 850x850]
Worked for me.


I dunno, a little tough and not much nutritional value. I'd still stick with veggies.
 
2019-09-10 06:17:01 PM  
So apparently when your parent says 'If you won't try it, how do you know you don't like it?' the correct answer is not 'How do you know you don't like a dick up your ass if you haven't tried it?'
 
2019-09-10 06:17:34 PM  
Growing up it was always steamed or boiled veggies...
I would think that now with modern takes on veggies you could sneak them in on your kids by roasting, caramelizing veggies and having some clever/tasty dipping sauces to help as well.
I hated broccoli as a kid, but throw it in the oven with some shallots, garlic and roast it for 30 minutes...it at least looks a little more palatable.
 
2019-09-10 06:17:49 PM  
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2019-09-10 06:17:52 PM  
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2019-09-10 06:19:25 PM  

Gordon Bennett: So apparently when your parent says 'If you won't try it, how do you know you don't like it?' the correct answer is not 'How do you know you don't like a dick up your ass if you haven't tried it?'


Yeah but they probably did try it, and like it. Aaaawkward.
 
2019-09-10 06:20:31 PM  

Gordon Bennett: So apparently when your parent says 'If you won't try it, how do you know you don't like it?' the correct answer is not 'How do you know you don't like a dick up your ass if you haven't tried it?'



If I said that as a kid, I would still be grounded to this day...and I'm 40.
 
2019-09-10 06:20:48 PM  
How about "not boiling them to death to the point where all the flavor goes down the drain along with the water you boiled them in"?

Also, the ability to taste the 'interesting' flavors of vegetables from the genus Brassicae (Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, and so on) is linked to the ability to taste a chemical known as PTC.  That ability is genetic.  Two parents who think that cauliflower tastes delicious can have a kid to whom cauliflower tastes like eating a mouthful of sulfur.l
 
2019-09-10 06:21:46 PM  
Also I loved broccoli as a kid. They are like little trees!! Be like a brachiosaurus and tear into 'em!
 
2019-09-10 06:23:11 PM  

zpaul: I don't know any kids that don't like vegetables nor have I ever.  Maybe it's not a kid food.  We all grew up just fine and learned to like them at the appropriate age. Why force them ? Just be happy they are eating.


It's less about forcing them, and more about getting them used to the idea. I work at a K-8 school, and without some strong suggesting, a lot of these kids wouldn't ever touch a single vegetable if they didn't have to. But putting a decent selection in front of them gets them to realize that vegetables aren't all just stinky green mush.
 
2019-09-10 06:24:25 PM  
D)  Deep fryer and a bucket of ranch.
 
2019-09-10 06:24:57 PM  

12349876: More cheese


I was going to say more ketchup, but cheese works as well.
 
2019-09-10 06:25:51 PM  
Moo shu pork, chicken with snow peas, ma po tofu...
 
2019-09-10 06:26:02 PM  
Nobody suggested drowning them in ranch yet?

/the vegetables, not the kids
//either way though, problem solved
 
2019-09-10 06:30:30 PM  

I Ate Shergar: Joke time!

Q: What's the difference between broccoli and snot?

A: You can't get kids to eat broccoli.


My toddler loves broccoli. So do I. Never understood the hate. Anyway, I was going to give some advice on getting kids to eat anything but I happen to be raising somewhat of a goat. He'll eat anything you put in front of him.
 
2019-09-10 06:32:14 PM  
Broccoli is best when paired with a steak and a bottle of red wine.
 
2019-09-10 06:55:27 PM  
Seriously, it's not rocket science. Start babies on vegetables as their first solid food. They love any novelty. Eat vegetables in front of them. Don't treat foods as treats vs. punishments. And for heaven's sake don't try to sneak vegetables in. There's no better way to convince kids that vegetables are nasty than to act like they're so foul no one would ever eat them by choice.
 
2019-09-10 06:58:12 PM  

The_Sponge: Broccoli is best when paired with a steak and a bottle of red wine.


What pairs with fava beans and chianti?
 
2019-09-10 06:59:19 PM  
Well, step 1 is not to overcook the veggies until they're mushy and disgusting.
 
2019-09-10 07:02:05 PM  
Just put the vegetables on the plate and tell them to eat them.

"I don't want them"
"Okay"
"I'm hungry"
"Here's some vegetables"
"I don't want them"
"Tough shiat, eat them or nothing"
*chomp*

Yes, I have children. They eat what I give them. I know what not to give them. It's fine to not like some foods after you try them, even vegetables, but I know how to give them a nutritionally balanced meal with what they do like.
 
2019-09-10 07:04:54 PM  

Sum Dum Gai: Well, step 1 is not to overcook the veggies until they're mushy and disgusting.


This. My kids will eat almost any raw vegetable, and if I cook them, it has to be very lightly - al dente at the most.

Or tempura, but that adds a whole new dimension. They'll eat anything dipped and fried.
 
2019-09-10 07:10:37 PM  

doomsdayaddams: Seriously, it's not rocket science. Start babies on vegetables as their first solid food. They love any novelty. Eat vegetables in front of them. Don't treat foods as treats vs. punishments. And for heaven's sake don't try to sneak vegetables in. There's no better way to convince kids that vegetables are nasty than to act like they're so foul no one would ever eat them by choice.


Ding ding ding. Our culture is the problem, not anything innate. Nowhere else in the world are processed foods so goddamn sweet. It's not an innate thing that kids don't like veggies.
 
2019-09-10 07:11:21 PM  

Heamer: zpaul: I don't know any kids that don't like vegetables nor have I ever.  Maybe it's not a kid food.  We all grew up just fine and learned to like them at the appropriate age. Why force them ? Just be happy they are eating.

It's less about forcing them, and more about getting them used to the idea. I work at a K-8 school, and without some strong suggesting, a lot of these kids wouldn't ever touch a single vegetable if they didn't have to. But putting a decent selection in front of them gets them to realize that vegetables aren't all just stinky green mush.


This makes a lot of sense. Our kid doesn't have any issues with vegetables, but his father likes raw veggies and we have them around for munchies all the time. We don't treat it like it was a thing, but his father also hates a lot of different ways of cooking vegetables, so... seems to work okay for us.

/YMMV a hell of a lot, because kids
 
2019-09-10 07:13:56 PM  
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2019-09-10 07:32:54 PM  
Oh, and if you want a kid to become a vegetarian,

1) raise rabbits
2) let the kid develop a taste for rabbit meat
3) kill and serve the kid's favorite hutch rabbit
4) tell him where his little buddy is

It worked for me! Strict vegetarian from 4-6 years old.
 
2019-09-10 07:33:36 PM  
I remember calling my mom some 40 years ago to ask how to trim broccoli (should I cut off these little leaves?) and she had no idea.  Yeah, I'm old.  Even the cookbooks from that era had no recipes that included fresh broccoli, or cauliflower or even peas and carrots.  The recipes called for canned veg.  There was always the one recipe for stuffed green peppers as a summer novelty.  Fresh vegetables just were not as available.  My job, as a child, was to go and choose a can of whatever vegetable I'd like to go with dinner.  I'd usually choose creamed corn, because, who wouldn't.  In the summer, when our garden was going strong, we'd have a salad.  Dad always did the salad.  He'd put raisins in it.  Dad was awesome.
 
2019-09-10 07:33:48 PM  

0z79: Oh, and if you want a kid to become a vegetarian,

1) raise rabbits
2) let the kid develop a taste for rabbit meat
3) kill and serve the kid's favorite hutch rabbit
4) tell them where their little buddy is

It worked for me! Strict vegetarian from 4-6 years old.


FTFM
 
2019-09-10 07:42:08 PM  
D. Learn to cook
 
2019-09-10 07:45:52 PM  

0z79: Oh, and if you want a kid to become a vegetarian,

1) raise rabbits
2) let the kid develop a taste for rabbit meat
3) kill and serve the kid's favorite hutch rabbit
4) tell him where his little buddy is

It worked for me! Strict vegetarian from 4-6 years old.


Your parents made a mistake raising something as cute and inoffensive as rabbits. They should have raised turkeys. My kid was happy to help murder them.

/turkeys are dicks
 
2019-09-10 07:56:14 PM  

whither_apophis: Moo shu pork, chicken with snow peas, ma po tofu...


I Most certainly DO NOT go with chicken.

/cheap beer and burgers pair nicely with me.
 
2019-09-10 07:56:32 PM  
I have to keep an army of vegetables around for my nephew. Kid will eat an entire bundle of celery, bag of carrots, head of broccoli, and tubs of cherry tomatoes in one sitting.
 
2019-09-10 08:06:51 PM  

0z79: Oh, and if you want a kid to become a vegetarian,

1) raise rabbits
2) let the kid develop a taste for rabbit meat
3) kill and serve the kid's favorite hutch rabbit
4) tell him where his little buddy is

It worked for me! Strict vegetarian from 4-6 years old.


My sister had a bunny for a while.  Bun-bun lived a nice life, and one day, she came home from work and Bun-bun was not moving.  So, she put Bun-bun in a shoe box, for a funeral after dinner.

We had meatloaf that night and scared the daylights out of my niece by pointing out the shape and perfect size of the loaf.  That kid didn't eat meatloaf for weeks.
 
2019-09-10 08:07:15 PM  

Flab: 12349876: More cheese

I was going to say more ketchup, but cheese works as well.


This is America.
If it doesn't have cheese, it'd better have gravy.
/ know it
// teach it
/// live it
 
2019-09-10 08:17:09 PM  
I'm sorry, ever since I was a wee lad 98% of veggies have been bitter to the point of wretching foulness every time I've tried them. Regardless of how they're prepared. It's like the "bitter" volume knob on my taste buds has been stuck at 11 since birth. Multivitamins are my veggies. Flintstones chewables are delicious.
 
2019-09-10 08:26:55 PM  

1funguy: Flab: 12349876: More cheese

I was going to say more ketchup, but cheese works as well.

This is America.
If it doesn't have cheese, it'd better have gravy.
/ know it
// teach it
/// live it


I'm Canadian.  We do We do both at once.
 
2019-09-10 08:37:04 PM  

Flab: 1funguy: Flab: 12349876: More cheese

I was going to say more ketchup, but cheese works as well.

This is America.
If it doesn't have cheese, it'd better have gravy.
/ know it
// teach it
/// live it

I'm Canadian.  We do We do both at once.


I'm sorry.
 
2019-09-10 08:51:18 PM  
All my kids ate vegetables. Still do. Never complained about them, they do only like raw ones though. Won't touched cooked ones. Makes it easier actually. I just throw some spinach, grape tomatoes, and carrot sticks on a plate and they will eat them. Hand them an orange or apple and sliced chicken from the deli. I can make dinner in about 30 seconds.
 
2019-09-10 08:54:26 PM  

geekbikerskum: How about "not boiling them to death to the point where all the flavor goes down the drain along with the water you boiled them in"?

Also, the ability to taste the 'interesting' flavors of vegetables from the genus Brassicae (Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, and so on) is linked to the ability to taste a chemical known as PTC.  That ability is genetic.  Two parents who think that cauliflower tastes delicious can have a kid to whom cauliflower tastes like eating a mouthful of sulfur.l


This right here. My mom boiled the life, and taste out of vegetables.

I'm 66 and still dislike broccoli and cauliflower, though, no matter how they are prepared, but I like brussel sprouts.
 
2019-09-10 09:07:55 PM  
I hated all veggies as a kid that were green, with the exception of lettuce.  I liked tomatoes, corn and potatoes.  Now that I am grown and can make my own veggies I learned that I basically hated CANNED veggies.  We couldn't afford the fresh stuff as a kid.  Fresh roasted green beans or asparagus, yes please!  Fresh spinach salad, you betcha!  Broccoli or raw carrots with fat free siracha ranch!  Sign me up!

Now, if you cook spinach, broccoli or carrots it is a hard pass.  Canned and boiled veggies are just gross.
 
2019-09-10 09:32:16 PM  

0z79: Oh, and if you want a kid to become a vegetarian,

1) raise rabbits
2) let the kid develop a taste for rabbit meat
3) kill and serve the kid's favorite hutch rabbit
4) tell him where his little buddy is

It worked for me! Strict vegetarian from 4-6 years old.


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2019-09-10 09:39:21 PM  
Unlikely.
 
2019-09-10 09:47:30 PM  

Gordon Bennett: So apparently when your parent says 'If you won't try it, how do you know you don't like it?' the correct answer is not 'How do you know you don't like a dick up your ass if you haven't tried it?'


My PG-rated response came 20 years later when I tried to get my carnivore parents to eat cooked eel. You could see the internal turmoil as I used all those parental lines on them, only to mock my dad as he claimed that he, "won't eat anything that he would wear as a belt." (...and he went full snotty child when I asked about his leather belt and what must be the removal of cow from his diet)

/my parents also ruined veggies by boiling them.
//I broke out of the cycle and roast/grill them.
///roasted brussel sprouts, asparagus, and broccoli FTW.
 
2019-09-10 10:11:03 PM  
I liked broccoli, cauliflower and carrots as a kid.  Beans or peas? No farking way. If green beans were served, I was allowed to put barbecue sauce on them and that only sort of masked the taste and arguably made it worse.  At any rate I still wont eat beans or peas except for maybe baked beans.  Im pretty open to any other vegetable though.  Still love broccoli, cauliflower and carrots.  Side salads never hurt anyone either.

/oh yeah and fark celery
 
2019-09-10 10:12:31 PM  
How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your beets!
 
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