Interesting article about kids and ranch dressing
Are ranch dressing and cheese sauces really the way to get kids to enjoy vegetables or are we just setting kids up to view veggies as tasteless foods that have to be disguised? This article explores this question, along with Jessica Seinfeld's (and often my) method of "sneaking" vegetables into popular kids foods, usually by means of pureeing. I had an interesting experience last week- my friends and their kids came over for a barbecue. They brought a salad, assuming that we would have ranch. I offered a Greek salad dressing or to make a vinaigrette, and they chose to go to the store, saying, "No, we only like ranch." "I want to try the Greek dressing," their 5 year old said. "You won't like it," said their mom. Interesting. Maybe she was worried that he would embarrass her by saying, "yuck," I don't know.
Here is a link that might be useful: kids and ranch