Getting kids to eat vegetables from the garden


One of the original ideas when starting my first garden was a way to hopefully to get my kids to actually eat some vegetables if they helped growing. Other than a couple bites of carrots this has not been very successful until recently. I was able to convince my four year old to actually eat some potatoes from the garden…well okay potatoes are not technically scientifically classified as a vegetable, sure I had to slice them up coat them with oil and salt to get her to eat them. Guess it doesn’t really matter since we had fun digging up the potatoes and preparing the fries.


Baked French Fries

  • 2-3 large potatoes
  • Vegetable spray
  • 1 tsp salt

Description: Preheat oven to 450F. Peal potatoes and slice to desired thickness. Soak in water with 1/2 tsp salt for 10 minutes. Strain out water and pat potatoes dry on paper towels. Spray cookie sheet with vegetable spray and then lay out potatoes on single layer and spray with another coat of vegetable spray. Sprinkle remaining salt on top of fries. Cook until fries are golden brown (about 10-15 minutes) flip them over and cook until the other side is golden.

6 Responses to “Getting kids to eat vegetables from the garden”

  1. Robj98168 Says:

    mmmmmmmmmm those baked french fired spuds look good! Why so you guys always post recipes when I am here at work 🙁 Recipes with picutres too! : (( I will try this when I get home tonight!

  2. TopVeg Says:

    HiGreat stuff! Have you read the They have some great ideas about getting kids to eat veg – but nothing about growing them – which is half the fun!

  3. OsmoJoe Says:

    Wow…that recipe sounds so good. I will have to try it!

  4. Eve Says:

    This is the way I make mine too. I buy the bbq seasoning that make in a shaker for popcorn and sprinkle it on for a different taste. We really like these and they are somewhat healthier than fried.

  5. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    robj98168,Sorry for making you hungry at work :)Thanks for all the tips maybe they will eat some pickles.

  6. Kids eating vegetables from the garden - The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    […] everything they can to avoid them.  In the previous years, with the exception of strawberries and potatoes in “Baked French Fry form,” I have been the primary consumer of our garden […]

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