Thankfully, I am the mother of two kids that absolutely adore vegetables. No, seriously I am! My kids will pass up any sort of meat for a platter full of steamed broccoli any day. To me, parenting and more specifically feeding young children is all about expectations. If you expect your toddler to only nosh on certain “kid friendly” foods then they will. Maybe it’s that theory or maybe I’ve just been blessed with somewhat abnormal children, but there isn’t a vegetable my children will pass up at the dinner table.
What do I serve their vegetables with you ask? Well, Country Crock Original spread of course! I love that Country Crock spread is a healthy alternative to butter. Country Crock has 70% less saturated fat than butter and 30% fewer calories! My kids love their vegetables with a little dabble of Country Crock on top.
Country Crock is a family orientated company that is striving to bring the family together over healthy and nutritious meals. They have launched an amazing website that is full of really great ideas for moms to serve vegetables that will fly off the plate because they taste so good with Country Crock. You can go and check it out for yourself here.
The amazing folks at Country Crock have even created a free online cookbook titled The Clare Crespo Cookbook that is whimsical and fun example of how to serve vegetables that kids will love. Clare Crespo believes that nutrition can spark the imagination and be delicious at the same time. There are tons of really cute recipes to have fun with vegetables with where the vegetables are not hidden-they are the center attraction. Why not serve up dinner tonight with a potato baseball or bowl full of peas and thank you? I did and my kids looooved it! So much in fact, that my food photo shoot was cut short because my daughter wanted to eat my veggie props!
Here I was trying to get a picture of the Clare Crespo recipe for “Peas and Thank You” which I think is totally adorable and such a fun way to serve heart-shaped carrots:
That was only the 2nd shot I was able to take…And I was spotted:
I think it’s safe to say that you can take my word on the fact that my kids love their vegetables! Ha!
We are a huge baseball loving family. Our weekends are full of baseball games, parties and practices, so of course I had to give the “Out of the Park Baseball” a go. It’s mashed potatoes and red peppers! Such a cute idea! Perfecting the red pepper laces were quite a chore however, but I am so happy with how it came out:
I hope this post and the Clare Crespo Cookbook have inspired you to serve up some of your very own whimsical and fun veggie recipes!
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!