Teach Young Kids to Love Greens – It’s All in the Marketing!

7 Jan

Kale Salad


I closed my eyes as I tasted the garlic, thyme, sunflower and sea salt dressing and as I slowly enjoyed each bite of my kale salad.

“Mmmmmm…” I sighed as I savored it all. I was hungry and nothing could satisfy more than this kale salad.

“Yum,” I said as I opened my eyes.  I was about to shovel more food into my mouth when I found my 4 year old staring at me.

“Mama,” he said with a big wide grin, “What are you eating?”

“Greens,” I said showing him my bowl and assuming he didn’t want some because he hasn’t wanted salads, veggie chips or anything solid green in the past 6 months.

“I want some!” he said in that you’re-not-going-to-enjoy-that-alone look.

“OK,” I say nonchalantly. “I don’t know if you’ll like it.”

My son ate half of my salad.


I didn’t mean to entice my son to eat my salad – but my sheer enjoyment of it made him want some.

My Lesson of the Day: Marketing does work!

5 Responses to “Teach Young Kids to Love Greens – It’s All in the Marketing!”

  1. Christina January 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    I would love to have captured your expression and sounds on video…so more than your son could be “sold” on the value of greens! Nice work Mama!!

    • Mama In The Kitchen January 15, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

      Thanks Christina!!! Tried collards with the same dressing… not sold… 😉 At least we’re good on kale!


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