Nick Lachey reveals his sneaky trick to get 3-year-old Camden to eat veggies
By CHELSEA HUANG
Nick Lachey recently welcomed a new addition to his growing brood with wife Vanessa, and the 41-year-old family man is definitely ready for daughter Brooklyn, after figuring it out with his 3-year-old first.
"Camden, if he sees Lay's potato chips on our kitchen table, he'll forget anything else in front of him and ask for chip after chip after chip," he said in an exclusive interview with AOL. "But it's a good tool. 'Well, if you have three bites of your avocado, you can have another chip.' You have to figure out how to leverage it."
Food is a major part of the Lachey family, the star said, and that's definitely the case in his newest business venture with brother Drew -- Lachey's Bar in their hometown, Cincinnati.
The former members of 98 Degrees, who have mulled over opening a sports bar for "a long time" are stepping into the limelight again for a reality show on A&E detailing the -- sometimes arduous -- process.
"It's surreal ... we don't know anything about running a bar and to step into that world and have to handle all of these things," he said.
While the brothers have previously worked together as 98 Degrees bandmates, Lachey revealed that it wasn't all smooth sailing with his little brother.
"We have a great working relationship, but we don't always agree. So no brother wants to be the one who doesn't get his way -- that's just a fact," he said. "But you come up with better decisions sometimes when you have someone to bounce things off of, and you don't agree."
The sports fan's lifelong dream of opening a bar in his hometown wasn't the only draw back to Ohio.
"Look, that's where my family is. That's where my kids' cousins are, aunt and uncle and grandparents. So the more time we can spend there and be around family is always a good thing," Lachey said.
The family man is big on his hometown, and he recently traveled across the country to other locales, surprising four lucky finalists in the annual Lay's Do Us A Flavor contest, which asks customers to submit their own unique chip flavors for a chance to win $1 million.
"The cool thing about this contest is it's celebrating the taste of America, so all of these are a reference back to a meaningful place for the people who came up with them," he said.
This year's finalists include Gyro, Biscuits and Gravy, Reuben Sandwich and Truffle Fries. As for his own chip flavor?
"Where my head went to is Cincinnati, which is meaningful to me. What can I draw from Cincinnati to create the chip. So that's a hint to where I would go," he teased. "But I kind of want to keep it in my pocket, because I might enter next year!"
Vote for your favorite flavor on DoUsAFlavor.com.