My 2nd DD Emily would not eat her green beans at dinner one night. (She loves green beans, BTW, this was just a 2-year-old engaging in a power struggle.)I told her "Fine, but you're not eating anything else until those beans are gone." There were exactly six little beans in her bowl -- and they were the kind with the buttery almonds, no less. I offered them to her at breakfast and lunch the next day. She didn't eat them. So by dinner the next night, she hadn't had anything to eat in 24 hours. I made spaghetti & meatballs for dinner -- her favorite. You can bet she ate those beans! LOL! I guess some people (me!) will scrap ANYTHING! But the looks on her face when she was finally eating those wrinkly, 3x heated up beans were too funny to resist!