Amazing, but true. I started giving them spinach when they were young, as a puree. Now they’ll happily eat creamed spinach. When I served them steaming plates of dark green goo yesterday for dinner, my daughters simply said: “Spinach! Yum!”. (No, I am not making this up). They’ll also eat it raw, as a salad, dipped in home-made salad dressing.
There’s nothing miraculous about it, I don’t think. I started serving it to them very young, always made sure it was tastily prepared, and always enjoyed eating it with them. My kids also like broccoli and green beans (although they’re not so fond of kale). They’re puzzled by the reactions of their friends to green vegetables. To them, green vegetables taste good.
My opinion is that kids can learn to love most vegetables, if they’re introduced early enough, prepared tastily enough, eaten often enough, and enjoyed by parents together with kids. (This strategy doesn’t seem to work for everything, I admit: no matter what I try, my kids will NOT eat radishes.)
What ‘odd’ vegetables do your children like?