How To Get Kids To Eat Broccoli


I have spent the better part of 4 and 1/2 years trying to figure out ways to get Sadie to eat broccoli.

Hide it in a delicious nugget form? Nope.

Smother it in cheese sauce? Nope.

Bribe with a giant bowl of ice cream? Nope.

Bribe with a trip to the movie theater? Nope.

Bribe with a trip to Toys R Us? {Shudder} Nope.

I give up. Officially.

Take your *No-Thank-You* bite and be gone with you.

You can teach yourself how to eat broccoli when you turn 18 and move out of the house. What the hell do I care?

Enter Halloween this year.

The night after Halloween, Monday, November 1st will forever be known as, “The Day Sadie Ate Broccoli”.

Not only did she try broccoli, she ate the shit out of that damn broccoli!

“But only the tops of the trees Mommy.”

Why did she finally decide to eat broccoli?

Halloween Candy.

So none of my other bribes have ever worked and I had never wanted to go the candy route.

“Mommy, I can’t wait to eat Halloween candy after dinner tonight!!!!!” she squealed.

“Ummmm, are you going to eat your broccoli?” I asked her.


“Then I guess you aren’t going to be eating any Halloween candy.”

It was at this point in the conversation that I watched her pick up the first of the three broccoli trees and take a small bite.

I was shocked.

She proceeded to wash it down with milk.

Another small bite.

Wash it down with milk.

She repeated these actions until all 3 pieces of broccoli were GONE.

“But only the tops of the trees Mommy.”

Fine, don’t eat the stalks of the trees.

Do you know how many bites it took her to choke down 3 pieces of broccoli?


18 small ass bites of broccoli.

But she ate it.

I am however going to have to work on her “Halloween candy picking out abilities” though. After all of that do you know what she picked to eat?

Candy corn.

Say what?

How about some CHOCOLATE!?!??! What is wrong with her.

But she ate that damn broccoli!


{I’m over at Momtastic talking about the conflicting stories about Red Wine and Women’s Health. I would love for you to head on over there and check it out!}

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