Published on January 25th, 2011 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg3
The Cleaner Plate Club: How to Get Your Kids to Eat… and Like… their Vegetables
Update: We have a winner… Marie Hemming of La Jolla, California won the copy of The Cleaner Plate Club in our drawing… and hope she’ll let us know which recipe went over best with the family (especially the pickiest eater on the planet)!
Deal with “Ewww, I don’t like that” a lot at the dinner table? Feel pressed for time between all the other activities that fill your day, and just want meals to be quick and convenient? Yep, we’ve all been there… but we also want our kids to eat well. Beth Bader and Ali Benjamin‘s The Cleaner Plate Club: Raising Healthy Eaters One Meal at a Time (affiliate link) addresses those battles with warmth, support, and empathy.
As busy moms themselves, they understand the battles that parents often have to fight regarding food, and provide practical tips and tactics for not just winning those battles, but eliminating them… at least sometimes. As advocates for sustainable food, they demonstrate how they’ve made their concerns about mass produced food central to their meal planning, and how they’ve succeeded in not only getting their kids to eat their vegetables, but also in buying fresh, local, and often organic foods which they feel good about feeding to their families.
Think you might like The Cleaner Plate Club? Then Enter to Win a Copy
Yes, we’ve got a copy of The Cleaner Plate Club to give away… and it’s easy to enter. Just leave a comment on this post. We’d love to hear how you’ve succeeded in getting your kids to eat better, or how you’ve managed to introduce more local, fresh and seasonal produce into your family’s diet… or the challenges you still face with these issues. Get you comment in by midnight Central Standard Time on Tuesday, February 1st to enter…
Looking for other ideas for home cooking with sustainable ingredients? We’ve got a whole host of cookbooks listed… as well as organic staple ingredients — grains, herbs, oils, and more — that you’ll want to keep on hand.