"Try them! Try them! And you may. Try them and you may, I say."
By Dr. Seuss
This quote by Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite quotes to use with my kids. Last night we hit a milestone and my oldest child tried eggs! No they were not of the green variety as mentioned in Dr. Seuss's classic Green Eggs and Ham, they were scrambled with cheese. Our youngest loves eggs and I see eggs as an excellent protein source especially since our kids do not really eat any beef, chicken or fish. They do get protein through beans, nuts, dairy and soy products but are hesitant to try new protein sources. So, last night, with the help of an all fruit Popsicle bribe, we made a breakthrough with food. Mom wins twice! New food and whole fruit dessert. Yea mom!
Just in case you need a little help with trying new things think about some of the books that you may already have on your child's bookshelf or take a trip to the library. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss is a great lesson that can be carried over into all aspects of trying new things, especially food.
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