I’ve always been lucky at getting my kids to eat vegetables. Not that they were all naturally “good eaters”, but because I am adept at making food fun.
The old “here comes the choo-choo train” worked when they were babies. Later, I employed the “you are a giant, and these (broccoli florets) are the trees giants eat!” Suckers.
I may not be the best cook in the world, but my kids are generally happy eaters of food that is healthful and tasty.
Developing your kids’ taste for vegetables is really important. Most of what they eat during the day should be fresh, whole foods. My main advice on getting kids to eat their vegetables are: make it fun, don’t force it, and make it taste good.
Country Crock wants to help you make vegetables of every variety appealing to your kids with a new cookbook by Clare Crespo. The book is full of fun and creative recipes and beautiful food photography.
The recipes are so easy to follow that even I couldn’t mess them up, and best of all, it’s a free download. Free is my favorite.
I made Clare Crespo’s hashbrains recipe, because my kids are warped and associate anything gross with fun. These hashbrowned potato stacks would go well with any meal and also create a teachable moment about anatomy and/or zombie defense. Happy faces courtesy of Country Crock and brain jokes.
We eat vegan/vegetarian at home on weekdays. This recipe is a fit for ovo-lacto vegetarians. And it just tastes good! Potatoes are good, homey comfort food, especially when they aren’t fried and eaten in fry form inside a minivan.
Potato brains are fun and all, but with Country Crock vegetables taste so good my kids will eat them without me having to completely obscure the veggie-ness. Imagine that.
Country Crock has been a staple in my home for years. It has no trans fats, and it is lower in saturated fat and calories than butter. But mostly it just tastes really delicious.
Are you looking for quick and simple tips and recipes to make serving veggies more fun? Download the free Clare Crespo Cookbook here for fun and whimsical recipes your family is sure to love!
Do your kids have a favorite way to eat vegetables? Let me know in a comment.