How do you get kids to eat steak?


One of the things I love the most about social media, is the vast array of knowledge that can be obtained on any particular subject.  Take beef for instance.  I love beef, especially Canadian (CDN) Beef.  Yesterday I was privileged to join a Google Hangout, hosted by @earlsrestaurant and #LoveCDNbeef, to discuss the art of steak.  And as a mom of a picky eater, one question I had was – How do you get kids to eat steak?

Many children hate eating meat period, especially different types of meat, including steak.  Most kids find steak chewy, not easy to swallow, too spicy because of marinating and the vast flavors that are usually embedded into the meat.  Yet, steak is extremely good for us.

Canadian Beef shared with me one great tip for how to get kids to eat steak.


  • Cook your steak to medium or well done.
  • While cooking spice it with nothing but pepper (so as not to overwhelm) kids with the flavor and allow the natural flavors of the steak to be enjoyed.
  • Let the steak sit a bit, about a 1/2 hour
  • Take a cheese grater and grate the steak into thin, juicy strips
  • Serve in a fold of lettuce with side potatoes and veggies your kids will love!

I am thrilled to try this out.  My son refuses to eat meat and with summer coming, we enjoy BBQ-ing steak on the grill. I’d love for him to find a new found interest in eating this type of meat, because it’s so good for him.

Nutritional value of Canadian Beef

  • Canadian beef has 14 essential ingredients, like iron which aids in the normal health, growth and development.
  • Beef boast brain power with nutrients that help contribute to a body’s nature defenses.
  • Beef is an excellent source of Zinc, Vitamin B6 and B12.

You can get more recipes and amazing info on Canadian beef and help support our local beef farmers at .  Bring on summer, because I’m ready to get my kids interested in eating steak and enjoying protein that is a great for them!

What ways did you get your kids to eat meat?

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post or review post. This post is 100% my own opinion because of my love for Canadian beef. Thanks for reading. 


  1. Heather Travis May 9, 2013 at 3:42 am

    YAY! so glad you could join us Jodi:) it was soooo awesome to meet you IRL at #bloggersbrandsYVR 🙂 and thanks so much for sharing this great post!

    1. Jodi Shaw - Site Author May 9, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      Oh you are welcome Heather, they were great tips and thought our readers would benefit learning them. 🙂

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