Saturday, 29 May 2010

Mmm Broccoli

Oddly enough, though I’ve been assured that if children are allowed to freely eat sweets, they will eat nothing but candy and junk food all day, Littletree’s current favourite snack is broccoli


She begged for a head of broccoli when we stopped to get veggies at the local organic farm stall on our way home from town the other day, and couldn’t even wait till we got home to start munching!

Note the smear of chocolate on her cheek – she’d bought a little chocolate with her pocket money, and even after eating chocolate, she still wanted broccoli, rather than finishing the chocolate off.

So the bags of sweets and cookies pile up, abandoned in the pantry.


  1. YES! Another "if you give them an inch" myth dispelled!

    P.S. I'm a raw broccoli lover too. :-)

  2. Fancy that! Kids can actually make their own intellegent decisions ;)

  3. I know! who would have thought?

  4. My son, who's 6, loves Broccoli too.

    He likes to pretend he is a dinosaur eating the leaves of the trees. Then he eats the trees...:)

  5. LOL, I have found the same with my little self-made vegetarian poppet. Sophie is 5 and she prefers vegetables and some fruits over most any other snack. Though once she has had said veggies she will have the sweets too, lol I believe that if they are exposed to the healthy stuff early and junk foods are not allowed til later on, they develop those good habits and they stick with them as they grow. Yay! Blessings to you and LittleTree.


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