Matt Damon has a new interview with People talking about cooking and the food he makes for his four daughters.
He says he cooks them pretty much what they like, saying, “I’m a terrible cook, but I do a little bit of it at home. I’m relegated to kids’ fare and I can make more of the functional stuff. I cook pasta with butter and steam broccoli. It’s all about getting enough healthy food in front of them every three hours.”
He adds that it’s really all about starting them eating healthy early, saying, “My wife [Luciana] and I introduced it to them at a very young age and they just don’t know any different,” he admits. “Luckily, I found out all three of my youngest girls love broccoli. There are times where I can’t get them to eat protein or a little piece of fish because they are going crazy over the broccoli. Sometimes they’re the ones bribing me to eat more of my vegetables.”
Damon also mentions that there is one vegetable that’s hard for him to stomach – Brussels sprouts. He says, ““That was always a tough one for me — and I was never crazy about cauliflower either. But I grew up eating a lot of salad. My mother made a salad with every single meal we had, so I was raised thinking that’s how you eat. It’s a good balance that I’m trying to teach to my own kids.”