Nick Lachey reveals his sneaky trick to get 3-year-old Camden to eat veggies

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Nick Lachey reveals his sneaky trick to get 3-year-old Camden to eat veggies
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 02: Vanessa Lachey (L) and Nick Lachey attend the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Churchill Downs)
Singer / TV Personality Nick Lachey (L) and TV Personality Vanessa Lachey (R) attend the 2015 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy party at Fig & Olive Melrose Place on September 18, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: Nick Lachey visits 'Fox & Friends' at FOX Studios on July 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 12: Former St. Louis Cardinals and Major League Baseball player Ozzie Smith (L) shares a laugh with Nick Lachey during the 2015 MLB All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Great American Ball Park on July 12, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Singer Nick Lachey (R) and actress Michelle Buteau attend the 2015 MTV Break the Record Week Dance-A-Thon at Times Square on March 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey attend Sprint Sound Studio Sessions featuring Pharrell Williams & Chromeo at Webster Hall on April 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Nick Lachey attends the 5th annual Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction launch at The Peninsula Hotel on April 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jenny Anderson/WireImage)


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!"

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