How to get your family to eat Vegetables

This post is sponsored by Country Crock. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


 










My kids like vegetables as much as any other kid. That means we often battle to get them to make healthy choices. So when I found out I'd be writing a post about serving vegetables to my family, I solicited my daughter's advice.

So many people say that if you involve them, they take ownership and want to eat their vegetables. If they help grow the produce in the garden, they are more apt to eat them. If they help put the toppings on the pizza or stir the pilaf - then they'll eat more of it.

Well, that was my intent when I asked her "how do moms get kids interested in vegetables?" She immediately answered, by making them into fun shapes and colors. My initial thought - No.

But you know, she's right. My son is my number one veggie avoider, but I got him to eat carrots by cutting them into "light sabers." I was embarrassed of myself, but after having carrot after carrot come home in his lunchbox, I was desperate. And now he swears that carrots are his absolute favorite vegetable. They don't even have to be cut as light sabers anymore.

So when I saw the Clare Crespo Cookbook (available by free download) I knew my daughter was right and I'd have to make veggies more fun to get them to eat more of them.

In fact, I was so inspired; I made the Monogrammed Parsnips for my kids. Parsnips usually get the cold shoulder around here because of their "zip." Or what my kids call "spicy." But who could say no to parsnips with their initials....

Nobody, that's who! Everyone loved them - even though I've made something similar in the past that was thoroughly denied.

The Clare Crespo Cookbook is full of fun, step-by-step recipes that your kids are sure to love. Your friends and family will think they're fun too, and will be impressed at your creativity!

There are a couple of other really great recipes that I'm excited to try, like hippo dip and zucchini boats. Hippo dip would be so great at a party. Click over to the cookbook to see the pictures. Every recipe comes with a picture and step-by-step instructions.

The recipes all feature Country Crock spread instead of butter. For those of you who count calories or saturated fat, you'll be happy to know that Country Crock features 70% less saturated fat and 30% fewer calories than butter.

Kids (and adults) love veggies made with butter or Country Crock. And there's no reason to hide them. You can put them out front and center - and with the recipes in the Clare Crespo Cookbook or at The Crock Country Chronicle destination site, you'll find tons of recipes to get more veggies into your meals.

8 out of 10 kids think veggies with Country Crock are delicious. The other 2 probably wouldn't touch a veggie if it was rolled in sugar. Or deep fried. Just saying. You'll want to check out all of the fun recipes for yourself. 

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!

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Thank you for your comments! I appreciate all your tips, advice, and well wishes!

Angela

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