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16 Mar, 2012

Hey baby, eat your (baby) greens

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|File under crafty|Publishing/writing/career stuff

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This week’s craft over at Canadian Family Magazine isn’t really a craft, it’s a fun activity… one that happens to result in your kids (maybe, hopefully, GOD WILLING) eating broccoli. You heard me right. BROCCOLI.

You think I’m kidding? Check it out.


4 Responses to "Hey baby, eat your (baby) greens"

1 | Valerie

March 16th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

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are they ready to eat at the size in your picture? Do you pull them up by the roots or snip off and let them grow more/again? I’ve never grown sprouts, but the kids like eating mint straight off the plant so maybe they’d eat these.

2 | Carla

March 16th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

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Neat idea and a nice way to spring into spring. But the poor broccoli, gets such a bum rap :( but interestingly broccoli is vegetable queen in our house, kids love love love it, even the 10 month old.

3 | andrea

March 16th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

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Yes! You can eat the sprouts! That’s why this activity is so amazing. : )

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