Some of Meggie’s favorite foods were apples, ice cream, and chicken noodle soup. But she didn’t like most vegetables. She ate carrots and she liked potato chips (which she considered a vegetable). But that was all.
Her mother tried to get her to eat peas, but Meggie hid them in her mashed potatoes. This wasn’t such a good idea because she would sometimes eat mashed potatoes and then she’d accidentally eat some of the peas.
One summer Meggie’s family went to a farmer’s market where there were lots of colorful flowers and produce, including vegetables. Her parents bought some sweet corn (something she really liked) and as they walked around she saw a basket of cucumbers. The person at the booth let her take a slice of one to try. When she bit into it she had a surprise – she liked it! It made her think she might try other vegetables, which she did. But she still doesn’t like peas.