This is a blog for people to discuss what they are eating. There is a theory that by journaling eating habits, people will eat healthier. I am trying to cook more at home and feed my family a wider variety of foods. People can just read or join as co-authors. Topics don't have to be recipes with nice photos. You can write about eating habits, special diets, culinary cultural differences, etc.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Feeding picky eaters

Just found this story about trying to feed vegetables to Rio. I sure sound hysterical. I actually write so many articles, I forget about some of them. Listening to Meri recall how she made an "Under the Sea" meal for her daughter made me think of this one. Her Under the Sea meal includes cutting slits into weiners so the ends curl up like an octopus (it's a Japanese standard called tako-san weiner), she cuts carrot slices as seaweed? and have WHOLEWHEAT goldfish crackers swimming about. I loved the way she emphasized the wholewheat to ensure it's healthy. I am totally into buying frozen WHOLEWHEAT waffles, WHOLEWHEAT English muffins, etc. Parents will sell their souls to put something healthy into the bodies of picky eating children...

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20010615a1.html

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2 Comments:

Blogger Arsenette said...

LMAO Great article :) I was definately a picky eater but it was with funky things like radish and beets.. yuck.. My dad was extreme.. he wouldn't eat anything that was "green".. yep.. you heard right.. "GREEN".. so no lettuce or anything with green. In a kick to get ME to eat right my sister would food color everything.. Dad would eat it too.. so long as it wasn't green. As shocking as it was.. I'd eat veggies that I never ate before because they were died blue.. I drank milk from a colored swirly straw but declared "I hate milk" and even ate brocoli smothered in cheese.. /sigh.. Either way I STILL don't eat Olives or Tomatoes.. so at least I am consistent now LOL!!

November 17, 2008 at 6:00 PM

 
Blogger merimask said...

Awesome article! Your kids are an endless supply of great writing material... :-)

Yeah, the "Under The Sea" dinner! Y'know...I should really make one & take pictures of it for this blog. It was the cutest thing ever. I'm such a nerd!

I am not surprised that the "octopus" idea I had was something already done by the Japanese! You guys know how to mess with your food in artistic ways like NO other culture I can think of. I should have been born Japanese.

November 19, 2008 at 5:41 AM

 

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