Jennifer Garner is showing her daughters how to be healthy by exercising and eating well.
In an interview with iVillage, the actress reveals that she leads by example. After she works out she sits with her girls Violet, 4, and Seraphina, 19 months, to eat breakfast in the morning.
“[They’ll ask] ‘Where were you?’” Garner reveals. “[I tell them] ‘I was just working out, it’s important for me.’”
She also makes sure there’s always fresh produce on the table.
“My big thing with vegetables lately is, ‘How many colors are you going to eat tonight?’” she shares. “Choose your colors.”
So what’s her strategy on getting the girls to actually eat the veggies?
“I put them out when everybody is hungry, while I’m cooking and trying to get dinner on the table [because] I’m the worst at that,” she admits.
The last 10 minutes the kitchen goes to hell in a hand basket, [but] that’s when I try to have broccoli, sugar snap peas, peppers. My girls will eat red and yellow peppers. I’ll put all of that out and see what I can get down them.”