Broccoli Slaw – The Secret to Getting My Toddler to Eat Broccoli

[ 0 ] March 25, 2013 |
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My daughter went thru a period where she didn’t like broccoli at all. I tried putting cheese on it, hiding it in various casseroles, but she just wouldn’t eat it. But, one thing that my daughter did like eating was Cole Slaw. So, one day when I was walking down the aisle at Trader Joe’s and saw Organic Broccoli Slaw, a light bulb went off in my head. Could this be the answer to getting my daughter to eat broccoli?
I got home and decided to give it a try. I didn’t feel like going all out and whipping up some homemade Cole Slaw dressing, so I just mixed the Broccoli Slaw (shredded broccoli and carrots) with some ranch dressing already in the fridge and crossed my fingers. I put it in a big bowl and started eating it myself, knowing that my daughter would be intrigued and want a bite. As soon as I took a bite I heard, “Daddy, bite please”. So I gave her a small bite. She slowly chewed it and then asked for another bite…. and another. She almost ate up the whole bowl on her own…. and then wanted more. So finally I found the answer to the broccoli dilemma (for now).

If you are in a similar situation with your picky eater, definitely give Broccoli Slaw a shot.  If any one else out there has any similar food secrets, do leave a comment and share.

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Tom is the creator of Des Moines Parent. He has two children under the age of 5 and spends his weekends away from work as "Mr. Mom", while his wife goes to work. Some of his favorite things in life include his Faith, family and writing. He tries not to take life too serious and is self described as a "nerd". Tom also claims to have been the original "Bat Dad", but had his thunder stolen away by the recent Youtube Videos.