I’m shocked that bean sprouts went over so well this week. I bought them on impulse when a trip to Whole Foods yielded nothing out of the ordinary for our 52-week challenge. Hard to believe, but we’re 40 weeks into our challenge. Meaning 40 new fruits and vegetables under our belts, making it slim pickings when I head to the grocery store. But bean sprouts were new, and as much as their bland color and flavor doesn’t appeal to me, the kids shared a different opinion. They were hands down the most well-received vegetable in our challenge to date.
ME: What are these?
EMMA: A kind of turkey.
ME: Yeah it kind of does look like the turkey gobbler.
ME: What does it smell like?
LAUREN: Emma ate all of hers.
LAUREN: More for me too.
ME: Slow down guys, you’re not supposed to eat it yet.
ME: It kind of smells like water to me. What about you Lauren?
LAUREN: I didn’t smell it yet. Wait, what are these mommy? I want more.
ME: Wow, you guys are fighting over them. You can each have your own bowls, I have a huge bag of them.
ME: These are called bean sprouts.
LAUREN: Oooh, I love bean sprouts!
ME: How do you know bean sprouts? Have you had them before?
ME: But you just love them?
LAUREN: They’re kind of like Brussels sprouts.
ME: They’re kind of crispy right? Crispy and watery.
ME: Sam, you want to try these?
SAM: I sucked its blood.
LAUREN: They’re the best.
SAM: I love them.
ME: You love them even before you try them?
SAM: Yeah, they’re the best.
ME: Sam, do you want your own bowl?
ME: You guys really love these don’t you. I’m happy to get lots of these.
LAUREN: I think they taste like water. But crunchy water.
ME: Sam, what about you?
SAM: Salad greens.
EMMA: They taste like turkey.
ME: You’re pretty silly, aren’t you.
ME: Should I get these again?
SAM: Yeah, I wouldn’t say “hey, this is disgusting.”
LAUREN: Yeah, they’re the best. They’re the best water food ever.