Children can get really excited when served attractive and interesting food – even if it’s food they’ve eaten a thousand times before. I’ve always found it far easier to make veggies appealing to kids by dressing them up a bit and serving them in a slightly fancier way. It also doesn’t hurt to do a little branding – I call these “veggie mugs” and the kids love that. Just peel and slice carrots and celery, fill the bottom of a mug with ranch dressing, drop veggie sticks inside of mug and serve. Kids are always going to double dip from a large bowl – no matter how much you nag them not to – these single servings illiminate that problem too.