Since we are on the topic of vegetables, have you tried my favorite green bean recipe, compliments of my sister Connie? Here is a great way to introduce your children to the taste of the good life--green beans!
Frozen green beans (I like the "big bags" for sale at Sam's Club or Costco)
Butter--oh yeah, the good stuff!
In a large pan, saute the sliced almonds in butter--don't be too stingy with the butter--until they are just turning brown. Add the frozen green beans and stir to coat with the butter and almonds. Put a lid on the pan, turn down the heat and let cook until the beans are just tender. Don't let it go too long or they will get mushy. Ahhhh, they just melt in your mouth.