Sunday, October 23, 2011
November's Vegetable Challenge
We recently came up with a list of 31 vegetables, and my kids were definitely more excited about some of them than others. We will include a different vegetable every day until they are all crossed off the list at the end of the month.
I know that winter is not the most ideal time of year to take on this project, since local fresh produce is no longer plentiful, but I think we can do it. It was actually quite challenging to come up with a list of 31 vegetables. Most of us probably rely on eating the same 10 -15 popular ones over and over. Making a game out of this will give us more variety in our diet, get my kids involved in planning some meals, and hopefully help them overcome their fears of being poisoned by eating "yucky" vegetables.
I'd encourage you to join us during the month of "Novegetablember". If you are not up to the challenge, then at least see if you can make a list of 31 different vegetables. This exercise will help you realize which ones you seldom eat and can get you thinking about trying some new ones.