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Parenthood Isn’t All “Chicken Fingers and Fries”

Nadia G Parenthood

Cheese pasta in a box, soup from a can, frozen nuggets!? It’s no wonder shquiblets give some folks a hard time during meal time. You have no idea how many family dinners I’ve sat through where I just wanted to stuff broccoli in my little cousins’ faces and tell them to suck it up! Seriously, it’s good for you AND it tastes great. Also, kids with food on their faces makes me giggle. I have no shquiblets of my own, this is true, but I guarantee that if you follow these 3 steps, they’ll finish at least a third of their meal, or at least try to.

Get them involved in the process.

Kids love to make a mess. It’s a fact. And since you’re no Mr. Clean, the kitchen is the perfect place of attack. Slap an apron on them and have them wash potatoes, hand-crush the San Marzano tomatoes, or knead the dough.  Put some music on and make it a good time! This’ll help trick them into thinking chores are “fun,” all the while cutting down on your own.

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