I was very excited to attend my 2nd event for Birds Eye vegetables. In case you don’t remember, 2 years ago, I met Marcus Samuelsson in Union Square park to talk about feeding kids. This week we got to talk about “Rewriting the Dinnertime Rules” to include more vegetables in your kids dinners. The kids got to try new recipes and eat what they created. This has been a theme for a few years, f you want to get your children to eat more diverse foods, involve them in the cooking process. My son loves to help me, and as long as the flame is not on the stove, I welcome all the help he will give. This assistance creates a feeling of ownership in the kids, they will try almost any food if it is something they helped to cook. So have the kids assist at dinnertime by having them figure out new ways to include vegetables!
And I love the stay fresh vegetables. I tried them after my last event thanks to the coupons I was given, and I became a fast fan. In fact, the evening after the event I pulled out the corn I had in the freezer for dinner!
I also asked about the freshness of the frozen Birds Eye vegetables. I was told they are flash frozen 3-6 hours after being picked. We don’t often think about it, but unless you are going to your local farmers market, most of the supermarket “fresh” fruits and vegetables could actually have been picked a week earlier and then trucked across the country from California, or delivered north from Florida. Flash frozen veggies that have been newly picked with retain more nutrients then foods picked a week earlier in another state.
And the day’s discussion was facilitated by an old friend from Nickelodeon TV:
That’s right, Jennette McCurdy! I had watched her grow up on iCarly, a show I watched since the beginning with my son. I have even written about the show on the blog a few times. And we love her new show, Sam & Cat, with Ariana Grande! She was very generous to pose with me in a piece of broccoli! Jennette was on hand to help the kids cook dishes with their veggies. She was also there to remind us of Nickelodeon’s World Wide Day of Play on September 21, 2013. You can enter to win a trip to NYC on the Birds Eye Facebook page!
Disclosure: I received a goodie bag for attending the event. All opinions are always 100% honest and my own!