After many years of trying to convince my kids to eat some of the healthy foods we have prepared for them I finally figured it out; if I get them to help me prepare the food, they’ll eat it!!
Yesterday was my turn to make dinner and rather than making another meal of food they refuse to eat, I asked them to help me make dinner.
Knowing both kids like chickpeas (strange, right?) I decided to oven roast a can of chickpeas.
One kid rinsed them, the other got the stainless bowl and I got the bottle of avocado oil.
We dumped the thoroughly rinsed beans into the bowl, had one kid spin the bowl while I drizzled a couple tablespoons of oil on them.
Next kid gets the spices: curry powder, chilli powder, paprika, and some powdered garlic.
A generous shake of each spice, a kid spinning the bowl, shaking the chickpeas all about, and then into the glass roasting pan and under the broiler.
After about ten minutes under the broiler, all the while being continuously being watched by my kids, we took them out. Gave them a hearty stir, and then back under the broiler for another ten minutes.
The kids ate them all. Every. Single. One.
So was this because they were delicious or because they were involved with making them? I don’t know but I do know that they ate some healthy food last night!!