As a parent, at some point, you resort to bribery. I don’t care who you are and what kind of super-mother/Gwyneth Paltrow-dew-fairy-Zen goddess you are, you will do it.
I swore to myself I would NEVER stoop to such tactics, and then…my kid turned two-and-a-half. So now that you’ve broken that vow, the least you can do is make sure your bribing with something that’s at least half-way nutritious.
Friends, I give you freeze-dried fruit. This stuff is basically toddler-crack. They will do anything for it. And the great part is, it’s just fruit. Sure, some (I don’t know how much…let’s not split hairs here) of the nutrients are likely lost in the freeze-drying process…but there’s no added sugar, no icky preservatives or artificial colors, so you can rest (kind of) easy giving your kidlets unlimited handfuls of this stuff. Just watch out…these things are addictive for adults as well. I enjoy the Crunchies brand, but any kind of freeze-dried fruit is delicious.