Ever since she was little, she has always been a great eater, even when doctor's were concerned over her size (petite). Luckily, we have a great pediatrician who reminds us how healthy and brilliant Lily is even if she is tiny for her age. This kid can eat! Not only does she like to eat, but she loves healthy food, like fresh fruits and veggies and water is her favorite beverage. I don't force my kids to eat food they don't like, but we have a strict 3 bite rule in our house. Needless to say, the kids have had a chance to try various foods and most of the time they find they like them. I am a firm believer that our kids learn by our example, especially when it comes to food and this is proof.
After I put the asparagus into my basket, Lil asked me to prepare them in her favorite way, with lemon juice. Though I didn't make them last night, I made her favorite asparagus tonight before her first soccer practice and it was a hit. Here is the recipe, it is so simple and easy you just might have your kids proclaiming their love for these green stalks!
1 bunch Asparagus
2-3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
- Cut or snap the tough bottoms of the asparagus. If you bend the asparagus, it will snap at the tough part.
- In a casserole, add asparagus, olive oil, lemon juice and s&p. Coat asparagus with evenly by mixing with your hands or a spoon (I chose hands)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and roast in oven for about 30 minutes til tender.