If you want to get your kids to eat something, let them make it themselves. The creativity, work and pride of ownership put into a dish makes it taste even better.
Yesterday afternoon, we gathered about 10 kids for a make-your-own pizza party. They stood on chairs around flour-dusted tables, diligently rolling out homemade dough, carefully spreading tomato sauce and artfully adding toppings–cheese, olives, pineapples, pepperoni. After a brief play-break while the pizzas cooked, we all sat down to a yummy meal. My 2-year-old made a Olive-Mandarin Orange pizza and then (ok she also ate the toppings off twice before putting in the oven) gobbled it up with glee. If we make cooking fun, it will be.