Clever mother shares the foolproof trick she uses to convince her four-year-old daughter to eat vegetables – and it involves ‘making a face’
- An Australian mum has shared how she gets her daughter to eat vegetables
- Rebecca said she arranges the vegetables to form a ‘face’ on a plate
- She prepared canned tuna, broccoli, beans, raw carrot and corn
- So far the tactic has worked well, and others said they’ll have to try it too
- Last month another mum shared her tactic to get her fussy sons to eat fresh fruit
An Australian mum has revealed how she uses a two-second plate trick to encourage her daughter to eat vegetables on a daily basis.
Posting to the Budget Friendly Meals Australia Facebook group, Rebecca said she forms a ‘face’ on a plate to entice her four-year-old to eat all manner of greens.
And it takes less than five minutes to prepare.
‘Canned tuna with mayo, raw carrot – poured boiling water over broccoli, beans and corn and microwaved for one minute. This is what I do on nights when I’ll probably have a sandwich,’ she said.
Australian mum Rebecca said she forms a ‘face’ on a plate (pictured) to encourage her daughter to eat vegetables
‘The face is to increase [the] chance that it’ll get eaten – hasn’t failed me yet!’ she said.
Rebecca said she figured out the trick through trail and error.
‘All the other veggies are crunchy, because I know she doesn’t like soft veggies (except for pumpkin, sweet potato and potato),’ she said.
‘[It] makes it a bit special when it’s just a mish-mash of whatever I have in the fridge/cupboard – and there’s always a, “Ooohhh! Wow!”‘
‘The face is to increase [the] chance that it’ll get eaten – hasn’t failed me yet!’ Rebecca said on Facebook
Other parents commented words of praise for the simple – but effective – idea.
‘Maybe I should try a face to get veggies eaten by my three-year-old!’ one woman said.
‘Wow, you are a clever cookie, well done,’ said another. A third added: ‘Kickin’ goals mama!’
Last month another clever mum said she prepares healthy lunchboxes for her two fussy sons who refuse to eat fruit.
Suzanne posted an image to a popular Facebook group and said while she used to fill the lunchboxes with easy yet unhealthy options, she now makes healthy bento boxes with sushi and snacks.
Last month another clever mum said she prepares healthy lunchboxes for her two fussy sons who refuse to eat fruit
‘With two fussy eaters who refuse to eat fruit (thank goodness they eat veggies), I have often resorted to lunchboxes full of junk food and a sandwich because I didn’t want them to starve,’ she said online.
‘But thanks to all your amazing ideas I have switched to bento boxes for my boys and lunches that are a bit healthier (and more environmentally friendly), so thank you everyone for your shares, you’ve all been inspirational.’
By preparing the bento boxes, she can ensure her sons are getting enough nutrients throughout the day.
By preparing the bento boxes, she can ensure her sons are getting enough nutrients throughout the day
Suzanne said she learnt to make sushi herself with the help of a DIY kit but now purchases the ingredients separately.
For the lunchboxes, she makes two different types of sushi including tuna with mayonnaise and spicy chicken.
The bento boxes themselves also contain dividers in order to safely separate the assortment of food without using plastic wrap.