How I Helped My Sister To Love Sauerkraut

by Michelle on November 23, 2010 · 4 comments

in Articles,How To/Tutorial,Information,Uncategorized

Here at I try my best to present delicious recipes that you will want to eat and that are really good for you too! So I thought I would share a little story of how I helped to influence a family member to love sauerkraut, a very beneficial fermented food! 

I’m not a mother, but I am a big sister to two younger sisters, one much younger and the other only 18th months younger.

One day I presented my youngest sister with a baked potato with bacon, butter, sour cream and…sauerkraut. And she ate it! I was shocked!

Why did she eat it just like that? Well I just told her it was sauerkratut. I didn’t tell her of it’s health benefits. I didn’t tell her of the all the good bugs swarming around and I certainly didn’t tell her it was fermented.

Since I presented it to her just as real food, not as something that is ‘healthy’, I believe she was able love it without thinking of it as something ‘healthy’ (and “gross”), and I think the other foods I served it with also made it taste extra special. Not everyone wants to know if something is healthy*, but they do want to know if it tastes good.

She has since told me that she “actually really likes sauerkraut” and more recently she told me she “loves it”, which I am very happy about!

I feel confident that I’m slowly turning my family into health food lover‘s, one bite at a time!


Nb: That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t tell people something is healthy, we should tell them, it all depends on the person. Whether or not telling them it will be healthy or not will influence their decision to eat certain food or not.

We all have different ways of helping to positively influencing our loved ones with good healthy habits. I would love to hear your stories on how you do that in the comment section below! 


Health Food Lover is Michelle Robson-Garth. Michelle is a degree-qualified Naturopath (BHSc) and Massage Therapist. She is also a passionate writer, recipe-creator and all-round foodie from Melbourne, Australia. © Copyright: 2009-2012 Michelle Robson-Garth. Please ask permission first when using any text or images on Read the disclaimer here. Have a look at the recipe index for more health food lovin’ recipes. Join the Facebook page & follow Health Food Lover on twitter.

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Hannah November 23, 2010 at 10:30 pm

I put effort into the healthy things I cook my husband, so that he sees it’s not just something healthy I want him to eat. It’s something I spent time preparing (which also means it’s probably going to taste pretty good too!).


Helen November 23, 2010 at 11:23 pm


Real food tastes the best, as well as being the healthiest – it’s win win!! :) Bring on the butter and the sauerkraut!

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Michelle November 23, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Yeah! Nothing beats a good pat of butter and sauerkaut! Thanks for commenting Helen :).


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