My kids really do like vegetables, but somehow taking a few minutes to cut up a cucumber, or gather all the carrot and mini-pepper bags from the fridge (even if it really only takes a few seconds) is never worth it for them. And really, not always worth if for me, when I am hungry and in a hurry.
My solution has been to put together a vegetable collection right when I come home from the grocery store. As I’m putting groceries away, I just make a pile of vegetables that I want to prep over by my kitchen sink. Then it is easy to wash, cut off stems and pile them all in one of my favorite Tupperware containers.
Then over the next few days, Veggies are always ready for:
- After-School Snacks
- Making School Lunches, and
- Quick add-ins for a lunch-time salad.