My newest trick to entice the girls to eat their lunch apple is to sprinkle cinnamon on the slices. When the slices naturally brown from being exposed to the air, the girls think it's cinnamon. Well, it IS cinnamon, but they eat them. They think it's a special treat. They wouldn't eat the slices before because they were brown, and they refuse to eat apples unless they're sliced. This is brilliant. It's almost as brilliant as the time my friend showed me how she flips the bread crusts, so the crust is facing the spread on the inside of the sandwich, and the kids haven't a clue that they just ate the crust. I experimented this trick on my family with grilled cheese, and no one suspected a thing. These tricks make me feel a wee sneaky, but we're wasting less food, so I feel it's a win-win. Good food is making its way into their bellies and not into the garbage. And like Martha would say, "Now THAT is a good thing."
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