Friday, 22 November 2013

How I Got My Kids to Eat Fruits and Vegetables Without Hiding Them

One of my favorite discoveries this year is my weekly organic fruits and vegetable delivery service. The seed was planted when my good friend, Liz, told me about her weekly delivery and I was intrigued. I love to cook and I love good food and I am always striving to eat healthier. And then I found the Groupon. It was for $15.00 for the first delivery. It was a no-brainer. The first morning I woke up to my delivery outside my front door I was so excited. I opened the box and emptied it onto the counter. When the kids woke up and saw it, they were excited too. The box contained things they loved, things they didn’t love and things they didn’t even know the names of yet. When I told them that everything was fresh from the farm, they wanted to try it all even the things they knew they did not like.


We’ve been receiving our delivery since August and every Tuesday morning there is still a race to the front door to get the box and empty it onto the counter. Kids are still willing to try anything at least once. It has also broadened my menu planning. I will plan meals around what is in the box. With the exception of my monthly run to Costco for the basics, this leaves me with minimal grocery shopping for the week.


The service we use is You can change your schedule or cancel at any time. The cost did double after the initial Groupon but I find that it is worth it for my family to eat healthy and we are supporting our local farmers.


Tonight I will be making butternut squash lasagna. Do you have any yummy vegetable or fruit recipes to share?


Do you receive organic produce delivery service in your area?


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