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.
This made me laugh (and made me want to buy bean sprouts.) My favorite part… “They’re the best water food ever.”
Thanks Julie, you should give them a go…I was shocked! Don’t know how much nutritional value they have- maybe they’ll surprise me, I’ll have to look it up.
Crunchy water. So descriptive.
I know, so funny, couldn’t believe how much they loved these things.
I’m going to get some and give it a try – what a fantastic response!
Let me know how it goes! Happy weekend…
OMG, that is hilarious. I love that you get your kids to try so many new things. My boys would laugh at me and walk away. Sigh…..
We started this whole new food once a week effort in March and at first it was a struggle, but honest to god they’re into it now. They actually look forward to it- you’ll never know unless you try 🙂