Heidi Klum, her boyfriend, and Heidi’s kids have been photographed a lot lately. On Sunday, the family was spotted having lunch in Brentwood. Over the weekend they were also spotted playing on the beach in Malibu. Heidi and her bodyguard boyfriend, Martin Kristen, look pretty happy together! Is he still her bodyguard? I mean, I’ve seen the movie…. I know how well that works.
Anyhoo, Heidi’s current obsession is juicing. (Mine is veggie smoothies, I don’t understand juicing…seems so wasteful!) Heidi claims she tried to get her kids into it, and they’re not feeling it. In order to get them to drink her juices, Heidi admits she’s been paying her kids a dollar per drink. I’m not sure if I’m on board with this whole – paying your kids to eat healthy – mindset, but if it works….does it matter?
Keeping her children healthy comes at a price for Heidi Klum.
The 39-year-old supermodel has revealed she bribes her four children, Leni, eight, Henry, seven, Johan, six, and Lou, three, to get them to finish daily smoothies.
She said: “I’ve never really done a real diet. My New Year’s resolution for 2013 was to start every day with a fresh juice.
“We make an effort every morning – we peel pineapples, apples, lemons, bananas, kiwis, ginger and berries and we make delicious smoothies.
“Some of my kids don’t love it so I decided I would pay them a dollar if they finish their drink. All of the money goes into their piggy banks, they have collected a bunch of money since January 1. What’s good for them is good for me as well.”
I have a hard time getting my kids to eat many veggies (the REAL veggies), and I only blame myself. As a kid, we were forced to eat our veggies without exception, and I grew to hate them. Hate is putting it mildly. I still gag when I eat broccoli. As an adult I blend up my veggies for smoothies – and have found that to be an easy way to get my veggies in. But it’s hard getting my kids to eat their leafy greens.
I know the answer is I should have started them from the beginning eating this way – my bad. What tricks do you use to get your kids to eat healthy? Would you pay them to eat right?
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