Eat Your Veggies

by Jennifer Donovan

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Summer brings an abundance of delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables. Farmers’ markets have farm-grown vegetables that taste so much better than what has been stored and shipped across the country (or the world). Take this opportunity to encourage your kids to try out something new. In the summer months, my kids can’t get enough of seasonal melons, corn on the cob, and more. Having them fresh and readily available encourages me to include more vegetables in our lunches and dinners.

Growing your own vegetables, in a small patch in your yard or even in a couple containers on a deck or balcony, gets kids even more excited about eating vegetables. My four-year-old son Kyle took this picture of our garden (don’t even get me started on the fun value of letting them play with your camera). We are seeing the little broccoli florets begin to form in the center of the big leaves, and it’s exciting. This is our third attempt to grow corn, and the plants are looking green and healthy. I hope it will be our best crop so far (the weeds are certainly thriving).

Hidden Valley Ranch is part of a nationwide school campaign encouraging kids to love their veggies. At loveyourveggiesgrants.org there are some great tips to help your kids love their veggies and get in the two to five cups a day that is recommended for a child under twelve. Another way that they are trying to encourage healthy eating is by publishing the book Henry and the Hidden Veggie Garden. They have enlisted mother and actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley to co-author this book with with her father, professional writer Gurney Williams III.

I have to admit a bias towards “star authors.” However, I’m not sure where exactly my bias lies. On one hand I think, “Kimberly Williams-Paisley–she’s so pretty, and I just love those “Father of the Bride” movies. I would love to read her little book!” On the other hand, I tend to put that book to a higher standard thinking, “I hope that they don’t think I’ll read this book just because someone famous wrote it.” I can honestly say that regardless of who wrote it and why I’m reading it, it’s a charming book!

It’s all about hidden vegetables–starting off with the vegetables that Henry hides on his plate so he doesn’t have to eat them, then learning with him about carrots and other root vegetables that are hidden underground as they grow, and finally his seeing his cousin Huck’s own little hidden garden which encourages him to start a hidden garden of his own.

I read this book to my son Kyle. Then the next day he asked me to read it again. The book has been out on the table in the living room because I needed to keep it out as a reminder to write this up. At least once a day he picks it up and asks me to read it to him. My nine-book2_01.gifyear-old daughter Amanda picked it up and read it to herself. It’s a great story, but what’s more–the not-so-subtle message about eating vegetables seems to be working.

This morning a couple hours after breakfast I heard Kyle scrounging in the refrigerator and I asked him what he was doing. “I’m hungry. Can I have a snack?” was the reply. Before I could answer he said, “How about some salad? Some salad with a little bit of dressing,” he said as he got the balsamic ranch dressing out of the fridge. “I can’t argue with that,” I thought as I prepared him a little salad. I asked him if he wanted tomatoes or anything else in his salad, and he said, “Just some carrots, cut up.” I put the carrots beside his bowl of salad, and he said, “No, I want a little bowl of dressing to dip the carrots in.” That’s when I knew that he was taking his cue from Henry, the boy in the book who learned to eat his veggies, because that’s exactly what he had for lunch one day!

Five of you (U.S. or Canadian Residents) will win a copy of Henry and the Hidden Veggie Garden. If you’d like to buy a book (U.S. residents only) they are available to purchase for only $5.00 through September.

To enter, spread the word about the Creative Summer Days giveaway event taking place here on 5 Minutes for Mom. Then leave a comment here. Just for fun, tell me your kids’ favorite vegetables (my daughter loves raw peppers–orange and yellow the best, and the veggie my son is most likely to eat without a fuss is grape tomatoes).

The winners will be announced on June 24 with the others from the Creative Summer Days event.



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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 mandy June 13, 2008 at 4:40 pm

my son is a big veggie eater, carrots are probably his favorite! We’d love a chance at this book.

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2 Jessica June 13, 2008 at 4:53 pm

This is definitely a book we need at my house!

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3 Amber June 13, 2008 at 4:55 pm

Believe it or not, my 21 mos old eats salad leaves plain! His favorite, though, is probably sweet potatoes or peas. :-)

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4 Lora June 13, 2008 at 5:17 pm

Both of my kiddos probably love corn-on-the-cob better than any veggie (and I’m pretty sure that’s a starch and not a true veggie). They do love baby carrots, too.

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5 Toni June 13, 2008 at 5:17 pm

actually my kids fave veggies are potatoes but I dont’ know if they really count since they taste good LOL

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6 Jen-The Mom June 13, 2008 at 5:20 pm

My kids will only eat corn (on the cob) and peas…thanks so much for the chance!

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7 Amanda D. June 13, 2008 at 5:21 pm

My baby loves sweet potatoes and my toddler loves broccoli!

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8 canadacole June 13, 2008 at 5:25 pm

My picky Princess doesn’t like any vegetables, so I’d love to win this book! (the other two love their carrots the most)

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9 Melanie June 13, 2008 at 5:44 pm

My girls eat veggies well. We will see about my little Henry. We would love this book!

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10 Tina June 13, 2008 at 5:57 pm

We’d love this book – our newest baby boy is named Henry :)

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11 Happy Mama June 13, 2008 at 5:58 pm

My kid’s favorites are Bobs. No that’s not a typo. They will tell you and then run and get one out of the fridge and get one or two and eat them just like an apple.

now can you guess where they came up with that name from!

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12 Kari June 13, 2008 at 6:16 pm

My kids will eat their veggies first, even before their pb sandwiches. And then they ask for more. Don’t know where they got that from!

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13 Nodins Nest June 13, 2008 at 6:18 pm

So far my son’s favorites are carrots and broccoli.
Spinach if it’s on a pizza!

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14 Smellyann June 13, 2008 at 6:21 pm

Broccoli is definitely all three of my kids’ favorites, along with baby carrots!

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15 Natalie June 13, 2008 at 6:29 pm

My daughter LOVES tomatoes (or pomatoes as she calls them). LOL!

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16 Leslie- LaMamaNaturale' June 13, 2008 at 7:05 pm

My son loves baby carrots, peas, raw peppers like your daughter, broccoli, he’s pretty much a veggie eater! This is a great giveaway and what an awesome book. We’re growing a garden and our son loves to tromp through it and listen to us talk about the different veggies popping up! He’s loves to water the garden…but his favorite thing to do is get his shovel and dig up the dirt. Thanks for the opportunity. Will be linking up!

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17 Sheila at Dodging Raindrops June 13, 2008 at 7:07 pm

My kids like cooked brocolli best!

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18 Melanie June 13, 2008 at 7:32 pm

My daughter loves cooked winter squash- she will eat that over anything.

(My post with your button is here: http://www.livinwithme.com/2008/06/fabulous-giveaways/)

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19 chyk June 13, 2008 at 7:37 pm

my son loves kohlrabe

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20 Patty June 13, 2008 at 8:00 pm

My post is up!

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21 Kam A June 13, 2008 at 8:25 pm

My son loves grape tomatoes :)

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22 Hannah June 13, 2008 at 8:48 pm

cool

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23 Amanda June 13, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Sounds like something I would like to win! My kids favorite veggie is olives. lol are olives veggies? my baby loves broccoli… my oldest likes peppers.

God bless-
Amanda

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24 tracy h. June 13, 2008 at 9:21 pm

COUNT ME IN! The kids would love this!

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25 Hollie P. June 13, 2008 at 9:39 pm

This book might actually help my family eat their veggies! Sounds like a great book!:-)

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26 Jill June 13, 2008 at 10:10 pm

One daughter loves broccoli the other green beans. Book looks great!!

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27 the mama hood June 13, 2008 at 10:17 pm

My kids love Potatoes, Carrots and Zucchini!
I have your contest link on my blog! Thanks!

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28 Terri June 13, 2008 at 10:56 pm

I have a really picky eater, but my daughter loves corn and carrots. My son, on the other hand, loves any fruit or veggie, you put in front of him.

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29 Ashley June 13, 2008 at 11:32 pm

Squash is their fav veggie right now but they like most foods!

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30 Tara R. June 14, 2008 at 12:59 am

my boys’ favourite veggie is the carrot. But we are branching out into fresh snap peas lately.

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31 RefreshMom June 14, 2008 at 1:51 am

My weirdo 2 year old loves salad with blue cheese dressing. I guess he likes his veggies hidden in plain sight; some of the things he likes in salad, he’d never eat in a pile on his plate. He and his 5 year old brother both love peas and corn straight from the freezer.

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32 kerri June 14, 2008 at 1:51 am

my daughter loves tomatoes

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33 Cindi June 14, 2008 at 2:55 am

I am a vegetarian and think this book is super! I see it is written by the actress that played “Dana” on the “According to Jim” television show. She is married to a country western singer. My sons eat most vegetables. One tends to like fruit more and one likes veggies more, though! Please enter me in your book drawing. Thanks,Cindi

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34 Louise Brouillette June 14, 2008 at 10:11 am

Great book…hope more kids eat more veggies

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35 susan varney June 14, 2008 at 10:17 am

my grandson loves summer squash

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36 Jane June 14, 2008 at 10:21 am

My daughter likes well-cooked broccoli. Struggling to get the other stuff down her . . .

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37 Elaine June 14, 2008 at 10:23 am

My kids have always loved corn on the cob.

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38 Ann Fantom June 14, 2008 at 10:25 am

My daughter likes corn

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39 carol b June 14, 2008 at 11:04 am

my grandkids favorite is carrots…great giveaway

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40 Karen Gonyea June 14, 2008 at 11:04 am

My kids are veggie lovers, my 3 year old son will sit and eat a whole bell pepper like it’s an apple !!!

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41 Anne June 14, 2008 at 11:07 am

Believe it or not, when my kidlets were tiny their fav veggie was asparagus. It was easy to pick up and they loved it!

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42 Ana June 14, 2008 at 11:07 am

carrots

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43 Maja June 14, 2008 at 11:08 am

my son loves tomatoes

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44 Andrea June 14, 2008 at 11:08 am

My kids love green beans – but they have to be fresh from the garden and canned by granny! And, I love ‘em too!

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45 Angel June 14, 2008 at 11:08 am

cucumber

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46 Kristinia Clos June 14, 2008 at 11:09 am

My son Gabriel’s favortie veggies are Sweet Potatoes/Yams (same thing to me,LOL) and potatoes! He’s a spud type of boy!

http://kristiniac.blogspot.com
We’ve blogged about the Summer giveaways at Loving Heart Mommy, be sure to check it out!

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47 amydeanne June 14, 2008 at 11:16 am

all 4 of my kids will eat grape tomatoes and cucumbers w/o complaining!

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48 Gina Stratos June 14, 2008 at 11:21 am

Vegetables…. always tricky. My 16 year old likes cucumbers; my 4 year old grated zucchini; my 3 year old loves raw broccoli
gkstratos @yahoo.com

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49 Liz June 14, 2008 at 11:30 am

One is a carrot and squash eater. The other loves green beans.

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50 Jenn June 14, 2008 at 12:32 pm

We’d love a chance at this! I have one great veggie eater…and ONE veggie challenged child!

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51 Beverly S Clark June 14, 2008 at 12:39 pm

My daughter likes corn and cooked brocolli

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52 Anne D June 14, 2008 at 12:46 pm

I would love this book for my little one. Thanks,Anne

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53 Candie L June 14, 2008 at 12:49 pm

My youngest son loves vegetables. He will cry if he does not get a salad with his food (and the adults do). Both of the boys favorite vegetalbes are corn on the cob

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54 Brian Morin June 14, 2008 at 12:53 pm

My kids both love peppers.

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55 Janet F June 14, 2008 at 1:16 pm

My children love corn on the cob

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56 LadySnow June 14, 2008 at 1:40 pm

My daughter LOVES onions…and garlic too. :D

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57 Jill L June 14, 2008 at 2:28 pm

Green Beans!!! They are pretty picky eaters so I’m happy with this one. Also, corn on the cob – yeah for summer.

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58 Anita W. June 14, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Wish my boys had a favorite vegetable that they ate….:-)

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59 Adrienne Gordon June 14, 2008 at 2:38 pm

they both love carrots

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60 Kim June 14, 2008 at 3:13 pm

My daughter loves green beans and broccoli (even better with cheese sauce). Thanks for the giveaway!

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61 Audrey June 14, 2008 at 3:24 pm

Sweet corn on the cob is always a favorite!

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62 Tammy Curry June 14, 2008 at 3:52 pm

My daughter loves brocolli.

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63 Hil'Lesha June 14, 2008 at 4:06 pm

My son loves carrots. :)

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64 toasters June 14, 2008 at 5:08 pm

potatoes

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65 Alicia June 14, 2008 at 5:10 pm

What kind of vegetables does Henry eat?

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66 Diane June 14, 2008 at 5:13 pm

My grandson loves broccoli and beets the best although he finds other vegestables tasty as well. My granddaughter, now, that’s a different matter. I once saw her bite into a carrot stick. I think she thought it was some kind of weird meat stick–like a hot dog. she needs this book.

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67 Dan Smith June 14, 2008 at 5:56 pm

My daughter likes carrots

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68 Susan June 14, 2008 at 5:56 pm

My son likes potatoes

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69 Catherine copeland June 14, 2008 at 6:15 pm

my lily loves peas. I love them too.

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70 Jenn June 14, 2008 at 6:50 pm

Lately the favorite vegetable is cucumbers. I have several plants growing in my garden to help feed these hungry kids!

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71 Linda Moeller June 14, 2008 at 7:36 pm

Broccolio or carrots.

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72 Nora Scott-Platt June 14, 2008 at 7:59 pm

My kids love corn the most

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73 TRICIA MORENO June 14, 2008 at 8:09 pm

My daughters would love this book. It’s hard to choose a favorite veggie. My girls love them all, if Ihave to choose probably zuchinni, or broccali.

TRICIACUS76@YAHOO.COM

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74 sandy June 14, 2008 at 9:56 pm

son loves it all except aspsagus as he calls it

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75 Tara June 14, 2008 at 10:30 pm

Her favorite vegetable is green beans.

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76 TanjaT June 14, 2008 at 10:36 pm

they love all veggies :)
favorites are cauliflower, cherry tomatoes and spring onions!
I’d love this book for my neohew!
Thanks :)

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77 Heather June 14, 2008 at 11:20 pm

fresh corn on the cob is a great hit in our house!

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78 Rodney K June 14, 2008 at 11:22 pm

I sure hope I win thanks. Beleive it or not the favorite veggie in our house is Broccoli with cheese.

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79 Stephen Saunders June 15, 2008 at 2:32 am

Carrots!

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80 Corrie C June 15, 2008 at 2:58 am

carrots (cooked)

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81 Kari Follett June 15, 2008 at 5:43 am

Apsaragus. It’s the only veggie that all three of mine will eat and actually ask for seconds of. Can’t say that I blame them, it’s one of my favorites too!!

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82 Kathy Scott June 15, 2008 at 7:26 am

My boys favorite is zucchini as long as it is in my zucchini bread. Thanks for the chance.

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83 Judy June 15, 2008 at 7:47 am

carrots & peas

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84 Susan C June 15, 2008 at 8:37 am

My two year old grandaughter loves carrots-cooked or raw.

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85 Jessica Mcghee June 15, 2008 at 8:44 am

My Abby Jo loves green beans. But there really isn’t a veggie she doesn’t like…so far!

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86 Erin June 15, 2008 at 8:44 am

I love a good book!

My 6 year old used to LOVE broccoli but now his favorite is a basic side salad.
My 4 year old is in the I-hate-everything phase right now. Last I remember her favorite veggie was cooked carrots.
My 2 year old is anti-veggie. He has only ever eaten 1 veggie. Cut Green Beans. What is the worst I can’t make them fresh or prepare them anyway other than straight from can to microwave! He also loves a pasta dish that has squash in it, but he doesn’t know that. :)

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87 lorene desjardins June 15, 2008 at 9:08 am

only corn

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88 Kristi June 15, 2008 at 9:16 am

My son love Italian cut green beans.

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89 Sandy F. June 15, 2008 at 10:24 am

My 3 year old son’s favorite veggie is raw carrots (not cooked!) and he loves dipping them in ranch dressing!!! My daughter is 9mo old and seems to like her pea’s the most :O)

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90 Linda June 15, 2008 at 10:58 am

My kids are not in love with vegetables but their favorite is potatos.

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91 Evelyn Murray June 15, 2008 at 11:09 am

I need it for my salsa vegetables, thanks

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92 Linda Lansford June 15, 2008 at 11:24 am

corn and peas

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93 Meredith Peters June 15, 2008 at 11:50 am

Everone loves carrots when I back them and they get sugary and carmelized!

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94 Mya Brooks June 15, 2008 at 11:54 am

Believe it or not, they love all veggies, but then again, I’m vegetarian, so I brought them up on veggies!

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95 charline s June 15, 2008 at 12:16 pm

My son’s favorite veggie is potatos, my grandson it is corn.

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96 Carrie June 15, 2008 at 12:57 pm

We definitely need this book here, as corn is the only thing i can get my kids to eat. :(

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97 tim brown June 15, 2008 at 1:05 pm

corn
THANK YOU GOD BLESS

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98 Gen June 15, 2008 at 1:10 pm

My kids like sweet potatoes, corn on the cob, raw peas, swiss chard, and just about anything if it’s baked in quiche, and my daughter loves asparagus. This sounds like a really neat book- thanks for the give away!

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99 Denise B. June 15, 2008 at 1:28 pm

Our children will eat any vegetable equally.

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100 Valerie Mitchell June 15, 2008 at 2:28 pm

What a wonderful prize!

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101 Deanne S June 15, 2008 at 3:07 pm

I am so blessed to have a son who loves veggies! He has always loved corn, carrots, broccoli, green beans and cauliflower. I can’t get him to eat cooked carrots, but hey, I can’t complain!

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102 Heather C June 15, 2008 at 3:20 pm

My daughter loves broccoli, mashed cauliflower, carrots, grape tomatoes (although every time she eats one, she has to inform me that they are indeed fruit) and cukes (our cool nickname). We encourage her to try new things, so artichokes are next to try. I just need to find a good recipe.

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103 kim June 15, 2008 at 3:49 pm

We love veggies here so that would be great for our book collection.

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104 A. Martin June 15, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Veggies? My kid will not eat any. Well, he’ll have corn if I’m lucky…

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105 Anna June 15, 2008 at 4:10 pm

My son loves potatoes! I really wish I could get him interested in other types of veggies.

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106 CRYSTLE TELLERDAY June 15, 2008 at 4:34 pm

SQASH

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107 JoAnne June 15, 2008 at 4:35 pm

My son, Henry (age 5), prefers his veggies frozen. When I pull out broccoli or green beans from the freezer, he would rather have a bowl of that then once they are cooked.

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108 Melissa Neece June 15, 2008 at 4:54 pm

we love all vegetables at our house – except for beets. Thanks for the contest!
Melissa Neece
http://melissaneece.blogspot.com (lots of pregnancy and natural living links)
http://melissasreviews.blogspot.com (holistic reviews for the practical person)
http://bookretrospects.blogspot.com (book reviews by a voracious reader)

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109 Carolyn June 15, 2008 at 5:23 pm

My ten year old daughter just loves Brussels Sprouts. She and I are the only ones in the family that love them.

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110 Donna June 15, 2008 at 6:42 pm

Gotta be carrots! Thank you.

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111 israel y June 15, 2008 at 6:50 pm

potatoes, thanks for the contest

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112 Cathie June 15, 2008 at 7:37 pm

They both love green beans and carrots cooked. My girl loves fresh veggies and ranch dip. She’ll choose that as a treat before candy or other sweets

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113 Dawn Fiske June 15, 2008 at 7:47 pm

Alexa loves carrots. Eats them as quick as the easter bunny can devour them.

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114 Janene Grace June 15, 2008 at 8:17 pm

Kids are grown! my son is eating a lot more veggies and my daughter loves salad!

My grandkids:
Tyler; green beans
Dylan: cucumbers
Lauren: cucumbers, broccoli
Emma: corn
Abby: carrots

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115 Julie Donahue June 15, 2008 at 8:33 pm

My little ones LOVE green beans. In fact, my almost 5 year old complained that she only got 3rd at lunch today!

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116 Noelia Gutierrez June 15, 2008 at 9:00 pm

my kids love, believe it or not broccoli. thanks

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117 Melissa June 15, 2008 at 10:44 pm

My kids love carrots, onions, broccoli, cabbage, any sort of lettuce, corn, potatoes…they love just about every vegetable.

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118 Leanne CHamblee June 15, 2008 at 11:07 pm

My son likes salads the best believe it or not! He doesn’t like the tomatoes but he gobbles up the lettuce and the carrots I put in there!

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119 KELLY BROWER June 15, 2008 at 11:19 pm

My kids both go crazy for corn on the cob. It’s just not the same out of a can.

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120 djp June 15, 2008 at 11:38 pm

cant get my kid to eat cooked vegetables…will eat anything raw, but don’t you dare cook them

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121 Liz C. June 16, 2008 at 12:01 am

Luckily my children like eating their veggies, esp. cherry tomatoes and corn, but my eldest is starting to eat less vegetables. Hopefully this book will help encourage him more.

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122 stampedwithgrace June 16, 2008 at 12:04 am

all my kids love salad with broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, YUM!
my kids like the Father of the Bride movie and we’d love to win Kimberly’s book :)

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123 kris hickey June 16, 2008 at 12:06 am

My two year old twins just love green beans and carrots if they’re soft.

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124 Pauline M June 16, 2008 at 2:03 am

All three kids love corn and really whine if I try to give them something different!

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125 Terra Heck June 16, 2008 at 3:43 am

Right now, my kids’ favorite vegetable is asparagus. We grill it and put parmesan cheese on it and the kids eat it right up.

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126 Sharon Jones June 16, 2008 at 5:11 am

Broccoli has actually always been our favorite…cooked or raw…we ALL love it…thanks for great contest

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127 jodi June 16, 2008 at 8:41 am

my little guy is 20 mos, and right now you can hardly get him to eat a veggie…drives me crazy!

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128 edwin June 16, 2008 at 9:53 am

Hey Jenifer, do us a great favor and take a look at our new pre-school DVD ’123 it’s a fruity abc’ – we’re getting great feedback from parents with kids as young as 15 months asking for fruit while they interact with it. There are clips on our website http://www.123fruityabc.com, You tube, myspace and Amazon. Enjoy!

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129 Jen June 16, 2008 at 10:22 am

What a cute idea!!!

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130 Barbara Fox June 16, 2008 at 11:27 am

My kids favorite veggies are beans…and I hate them!!

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131 Tanya Moyer June 16, 2008 at 1:05 pm

I’d love this because my older girl loves veggies, yet my youngest really struggles to eat them. They do both love carrots, and my older girl loves broccoli! Thanks for offering this – it’s a great giveaway!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

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132 Jennifer M. June 16, 2008 at 1:34 pm

My daughter loves broccoli, green beans, and spinach. Thanks for the sweepstakes!

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133 Erica G June 16, 2008 at 4:56 pm

Corn on the cob…I think it is because they can eat it with their hands. :)

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134 Judy Y June 16, 2008 at 7:31 pm

Sweet peas are her favorite.

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135 Paula McClement June 16, 2008 at 9:49 pm

corn

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136 Rhonda June 17, 2008 at 12:15 am

My kids love broccoli

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137 Terri Bruney June 17, 2008 at 12:24 am

The only veggie for my 21 month old son is corn on the cob

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138 Carla Cui June 17, 2008 at 6:13 am

Green beans, believe it or not

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139 Donna Coughlin June 17, 2008 at 6:42 am

My daughter loves broccoli, green beans, and spinach. Thanks for the sweepstakes!

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140 Cindy S June 17, 2008 at 7:47 am

Veggies are so more popular with the kids today. Mine love them and will eat them over treats.

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141 Laura June 17, 2008 at 9:06 am

My daughter cannot get enough of pickles. Any kind, whether it’s Dill or mustard she devours them. She has loved them since she was 6 months old :)

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142 Athena June 17, 2008 at 9:35 am

my kids both love corn, I can never make enough of it!

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143 Linda Grieser June 17, 2008 at 10:20 am

Corn is his favorite!!!

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144 Jodene Gildea June 17, 2008 at 10:25 am

My daughter loves string beans and corn on the cob.

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145 Tracy Ouellette June 17, 2008 at 12:59 pm

My baby loves veggies, but my 9 year old has a tough time with them. He’d rather eat mud than a carrot. Perhaps this book can help me help him!

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146 Marcia June 17, 2008 at 1:45 pm

This book would be great for my little nephews who are picky eater

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147 Shannon B. June 17, 2008 at 1:47 pm

How cute! My daughter loves to go to the farmer’s market on the weekends so I think she would love this book!

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148 edwin June 17, 2008 at 2:24 pm

Jen, if you’d like to review the 123 it’s a frutiy abc DVD and run a competition with some dvd’s as prizes we’ll gladly send you some.
Just reply to info@123fruityabc.com
PS we’re bringing out a fruity numbers and counting DVD next…

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149 Stacey June 17, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Still trying to sneak veggies into my daughter’s food….

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150 Belinda A. June 17, 2008 at 3:01 pm

My daughter’s crazy for broccoli – raw or cooked.

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151 Jana (sidetrack'd) June 17, 2008 at 3:52 pm

Little’s favorites are corn on the cob and tomatoes. She would really enjoy this book. Thanks!

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152 Sandra June 17, 2008 at 5:29 pm

My son is just now starting to eat a few veggies…it only took 4 years to accomplish. We would love to read this book.

owatz (at) telus (dot) net

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153 Cheryl M June 17, 2008 at 6:12 pm

My 8 month old loves squash and my 2 year old’s favorite is Zuchini.

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154 Heather June 17, 2008 at 7:08 pm

We are a family of four and we planted our first large garden this year. Strawberries, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, artichokes, beans and peas and lots of different types of tomatoes. My oldest will eat any veggie. My six year old is the pickiest eater I have ever met and swears that mushrooms are the only veggie he likes. My 3 year old will eat any veggie in moderation and the baby is still on breast milk only. :-)

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155 K. Cleaver June 17, 2008 at 8:09 pm

Their favorite veggie is corn on the cob if it’s in season. Otherwise, frozen corn and one of my children really likes lima beans. :)

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156 Liz June 17, 2008 at 10:45 pm

Brocolli is best!!

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157 Angela & Connor June 17, 2008 at 11:12 pm

We’d love to have a copy!

I blogged your contest on Prize-A-Tron!
http://www.prizeatron.com

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158 Michelle June 18, 2008 at 2:12 am

My girls need a little help in the veggie dept and this sounds so cute. Please enter us!

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159 Crystal Gleason June 18, 2008 at 9:49 am

Oh this would be nice!

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160 valerie mabrey June 18, 2008 at 11:45 am

carrots seem to be the hit

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161 Yan June 18, 2008 at 2:02 pm

Help me feed my kids with veggies.

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162 william causey June 18, 2008 at 2:52 pm

potatoes

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163 jenna June 18, 2008 at 3:20 pm

What a cute book! And $5 is not bad to pay, if I don’t win. My kids’ fave veggies are green beans and squash. They’re good eaters, esp. in the veggie and fruit department!

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164 LivingforGod June 18, 2008 at 3:53 pm

My kids’ favorite vegetable is corn.

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165 Vicki Wurgler June 18, 2008 at 5:19 pm

raw veggies work best in this house-carrots, peas and broccoli

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166 Glenda D June 18, 2008 at 5:25 pm

My childrenwill not eat vegetables very good. They won’t eat carrots at all. They like broccoli though which is their favorite.

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167 Shelly June 18, 2008 at 5:41 pm

My daughter who is 3 loves olives, avocados and cherry tomatoes

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168 Elizabeth M. June 18, 2008 at 6:51 pm

My daughter loves broccoli and my son loves corn on the cob!

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169 James Jenkins June 18, 2008 at 6:51 pm

wow

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170 Jennifer C. June 18, 2008 at 8:01 pm

My oldest likes mashed potatoes, that is it in the veggie dept. My youngest will eat any and all veggies. She gets excited when I bring a bowl of cauliflower or broccoli to the dinner table.

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171 Anthony Hedden June 18, 2008 at 8:10 pm

enter me

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172 marybeth i. June 18, 2008 at 11:36 pm

My kids like the more startchy veggies – corn, carrots, etc. I do try to get them to eat more green veggies. They do love Broccoli raw so I try and serve that. I am also trying to get them hooked on salads (like me!)

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173 jan koontz June 19, 2008 at 1:42 pm

just to cool

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174 judy brittle June 19, 2008 at 2:27 pm

the kids love all vegetables. hard for me to believe since i’m the picky one. i guess i need this book.

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175 Cassandra June 19, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Carrots and, believe it or not, broccoli are the faves around here.

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176 Eryn June 19, 2008 at 8:22 pm

Passed your link to my friends in my “mommy group.” My son’s favorite veggie is celery with peanut butter on it right now, and my daughter’s is cherry tomatoes. We had to put in 3 plants to keep up with her!

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177 Caryn Bailey June 19, 2008 at 9:11 pm

My son loves sweet potatoes, peas, and green beans!

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178 Jennifer McLaughlin June 19, 2008 at 10:25 pm

My kids love baked beans,carrots and peas.They will eat other vegetables but those are their favourite.Thank you for the contest.

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179 Peggy Miller June 20, 2008 at 12:11 am

Unfortunately, my kids’ favorite vegetables are potatoes. (We don’t eat healthy enough).

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180 Jenna June 20, 2008 at 12:59 am

My daughter likes sweet peas best!

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181 llsdogmom June 20, 2008 at 7:20 am

My kids love potatoes (of course), lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, etc. They have their moments when they really eat their veggies and others no so much!!

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182 Angela Young June 20, 2008 at 9:58 am

My son’s favorite vegetable is green beans.

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183 Ashley June 20, 2008 at 11:33 am

My son loves broccoli. If I gave him a plate of chocolate and broccoli, he would probably eat the broccoli first!

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184 John B June 20, 2008 at 3:23 pm

Broccoli and cauliflower.

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185 Terri Fisher June 20, 2008 at 4:12 pm

My infant son loves all veggies thus far; however, his 3 year old brother was the same way and now will only eat baby carrots!

tfisher83 AT myexcel DOT com

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186 Lauren R June 20, 2008 at 6:26 pm

broccoli and avocado, wait, that a fruit or veggie??

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187 Nancy in HI June 20, 2008 at 6:55 pm

I’d love to win this book!

My 7 yr old has always LOVED brocolli.

We still call them “trees”. Pass the trees please.

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188 Julie June 20, 2008 at 8:31 pm

My daughter’s favorite vegetables are asparagus and broccoli.

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189 Tracy Ackroyd June 20, 2008 at 10:24 pm

Peas are the favorite at our house.

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190 Jacqueline O. June 21, 2008 at 4:14 am

potatoes, thanks for the contest

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191 Laurie June 21, 2008 at 11:58 am

What a great way to inspire kids to eat veggies.

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192 Leigh Ann June 21, 2008 at 1:36 pm

My boys love carrots the most!

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193 Angela Henderson June 21, 2008 at 2:06 pm

I wish my 3 year old liked at least 1 veggie, but he doesn’t. I need something this this to boost the veggies likeability factor!

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194 Rebecca Snodgrass June 21, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Would love this book

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195 jeanette malan June 21, 2008 at 5:24 pm

son loves carrots

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196 Phillip Fry June 21, 2008 at 7:13 pm

Corn on the cob!

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197 kiyana June 21, 2008 at 7:27 pm

My kids love corn, esp fresh corn on the cob!

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198 Angela Watson June 21, 2008 at 7:50 pm

My sons favorite is broccoli

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199 Shirley Younger June 21, 2008 at 9:07 pm

corn

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200 Gayle Morgan June 21, 2008 at 9:11 pm

sweet peas

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201 Michelle Rosborough June 21, 2008 at 9:58 pm

Cabbage

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202 Carolyn Elli June 21, 2008 at 10:53 pm

My grandson loves corn and peas but hates brocoli and asparagus.

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203 Elizabeth June 21, 2008 at 10:54 pm

Planting your own vegetable garden is a great way to get your kids to eat there vegi’s. I know that it worked for me growing up– I can remember thinking it was so cool that the vegi’s we were eating came from our own backyard!

Thank you for the chance to win!!!

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204 Beverly M June 21, 2008 at 11:17 pm

my son loves carrots!

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205 Carrie Baird June 22, 2008 at 1:13 am

My youngest son thinks dill pickles are the best “green” vegetables in the world.

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206 Lonnie June 22, 2008 at 3:02 am

corn ty 4 the great contest!

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207 Crystal June 22, 2008 at 7:52 am

My girls love carrots, broccoli, peas, corn. I can only get my son to eat corn & cooked carrots.

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208 Catherine KingChuparkoff June 22, 2008 at 9:36 am

Carrots and corn on the cob are my two girls favorite veggies…

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209 Kathy D June 22, 2008 at 11:46 am

mixed veggies that way they can all pick out the ones they want to eat

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210 Denise June 22, 2008 at 12:44 pm

My three yr old loves chewing on the tops of raw broccoli.

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211 Rhonda Clemens June 22, 2008 at 1:01 pm

I LOVE YOUR SITE, KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK!!!

Thanks for the great contest & please enter me.

Thanks
clemensrhonda@hotmail.com

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212 shawna f June 22, 2008 at 2:50 pm

My little girl loves veggies!

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213 Ed Nemmers June 22, 2008 at 3:17 pm

Sweet niblets!

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214 michelle stewart June 22, 2008 at 3:18 pm

Believe it or not my daughter loves onions

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215 Kathy Conley June 22, 2008 at 3:46 pm

Carrots for my kids though they actually like all kinds of veggies!

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216 Nancy P June 22, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Sounds like a great book! My 4 year old likes broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and corn on the cob!

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217 britt-sparkledvintagecharm June 22, 2008 at 4:54 pm

cute book! My son is only 13 months,but he actually loves veggies! His favorite is sweet potatoes.

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218 Sarah Stern June 22, 2008 at 4:59 pm

My little guy loves carrots and green bell peppers

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219 Leah Juarez June 22, 2008 at 5:50 pm

So curious about this book!! My little guys favorites are green beans (only fresh or frozen though…Lol) and Carrots!!

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220 Carla Pullum June 22, 2008 at 7:47 pm

This book is a must have!!!

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221 Lori R. June 22, 2008 at 8:01 pm

My daughters favorite veggie is cucumber – especially with ranch dip, of course.

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222 Marion Burgess June 22, 2008 at 9:09 pm

My kids like cucumbers and peas.

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223 Donna Kozar June 22, 2008 at 10:26 pm

My children like green beans.

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224 Renee June 22, 2008 at 10:42 pm

My children have always liked brocolli (the little green trees.).

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225 Sherri Siler June 22, 2008 at 10:56 pm

Both my 10 year old and 2 year old seem to like brocoli.

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226 diane June 22, 2008 at 11:24 pm

saw this on tv tonight then found sweeps o yeah

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227 Ashley June 22, 2008 at 11:25 pm

My son loves peas, especially the freeze-dried ones that you can get at Whole Foods.

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228 Lara Aleff June 22, 2008 at 11:50 pm

Anything to get kids to eat vegetables gets an A+ in my book. My family’s favorite vegetable is asparagus! Isn’t that weird that they love it? I grill it or broil it in the oven with a little bit of olive oil and garlic. And, belive me it is always a hit!

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229 Denise June 23, 2008 at 12:02 am

Corn (on the cob and smothered in butter)

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230 Wendy June 23, 2008 at 1:07 am

Our family favorite is spinach. My kids like it so much they even make spinach sandwiches!

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231 chris h June 23, 2008 at 2:28 am

baby carrots

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232 Jeanine P June 23, 2008 at 7:38 am

Carrots….are there any other vegtables??!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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233 kathy pease June 23, 2008 at 8:13 am

broccoli is our fav :)

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234 Christy Hickman June 23, 2008 at 8:29 am

My daughter loves most vegetables but her favorite, by far, is carrots. I feel very lucky that she does like her veggies. We would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance!!

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235 Timothy Sternberg June 23, 2008 at 9:49 am

We’d love a chance at this book.

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236 Jennifer Schroeder June 23, 2008 at 10:04 am

My kids absolutely love carrots! Thank you so much for the great contest!

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237 Patty Mohr June 23, 2008 at 10:23 am

My boys both love carrots

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238 Trayece Watts June 23, 2008 at 10:43 am

My son loves corn, but everything else is a battle. My daughter is eager to try them all. Right now, squash is her favorite.

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239 Veronica Garrett June 23, 2008 at 10:47 am

My granddaughter would love this book.

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240 Brooke June 23, 2008 at 11:43 am

My daughter loves sauteed mushrooms.

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241 Becky Grayson June 23, 2008 at 11:54 am

The five yr old loves baby carrots and his 4 yr old sister loves any green veggie. She will down a huge salad before eating anything else.

Thanks for the contest.

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242 lee June 23, 2008 at 1:03 pm

Sliced cucumbers with Ranch dressing

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243 Susanne Troop June 23, 2008 at 1:47 pm

Roasted brussell sprouts…and I’m not kidding!

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244 Kristyn Martin June 23, 2008 at 2:05 pm

My son loves carrots!

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245 Hannah June 23, 2008 at 2:06 pm

My daughter loves cherry tomatoes, and my son loves roasted cauliflower.

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246 Jodi Rodriquez June 23, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Green Beans rule my household. The kids love them.

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247 Cat Hare June 23, 2008 at 2:22 pm

My granddaughter loves green beans and carrots!

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248 Sarah Hirsch June 23, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Amazingly enough, my daughter’s favorite veggie is broccoli. I have to pretend it tastes good for her sake. ;)

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249 sandra kao June 23, 2008 at 3:06 pm

my youngest son likes canned green beans

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250 Anna June 23, 2008 at 3:52 pm

‘magic’ spinach

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251 Renee Turner June 23, 2008 at 4:39 pm

Green Beans

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252 Bekki Lindner June 23, 2008 at 5:10 pm

My daughter LOVES green beans..She often will even ask to have them for breakfast!

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253 philip halter June 23, 2008 at 5:47 pm

onions

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254 JENNIFER MOWERS June 23, 2008 at 8:15 pm

my daughter loves corn!

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255 Brooke Allen June 23, 2008 at 8:28 pm

Corn, carrots, beans, peas, and broccoli! My dd doesn’t like lettuce or bell peppers.

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256 sarah woods June 23, 2008 at 8:39 pm

Love the radishes followed by the onions; thanks SW

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257 Trisha Dowling June 23, 2008 at 9:00 pm

one of my kids eats them all, but his fave is broccoli!!

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258 Beverly Metcalf June 23, 2008 at 9:07 pm

What a nice book for children. Thanks for entering me in the contest!

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259 Tanya Strickland June 23, 2008 at 9:40 pm

Half of my kids dig green beans and the other two do corn. They all like onion rings – LOL.

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260 Suanne Giddings June 23, 2008 at 9:42 pm

I love Kimberly Williams-Paisley! When my daughter was eating strained foods, she loved anything orange- carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, etc. She ate so many orange things that she turned orange. LOL Next she fell in love with fresh artichokes! How’s that for a shocker? Thanks for the chance to win!

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