I love veggies, but I really don't like them at all if they come from a can...or are overcooked.....or drowned in a bunch of greasy additions. Getting kids to eat their veggies seems like an issue every mother has to tackle at some point and while I can't really attribute it to anything specific that I've done, I can happily say I've got this one nailed with a two and four year old who love a huge variety of both raw and cooked veggies including mostly the green variety. While I have continued to always provide and offer veggies, I do think there is something to be said about caring for the appeal factor. I can't say I'd relish veggies that were mushy, souped in sugar and salt, overcooked, and dim in color either. Veggies that are steamed and left still slightly crisp retain a gorgeous color and texture which may be more appealing to children (not to mention actually still retain their healthful nutrients). If your kids are like mine, a little ketchup might go a long way in persuading them to take up the veggie habit and cooked right, a vibrantly colored, crisp green bean can win the appeal contest over a limp, greasy, brown french fry any day.