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2.05.2008

Jazzed Up Fruits and Veggies

I always try to have a fruit or vegetable with every meal. And sometimes just plain apples or broccoli can become boring. It seems like the kids are more willing to eat it if there's something different about it like a special dip or something on top. For example, the banana sushi has been a hit here. And a lot of times when I make corn I mix it with cream cheese, my kids and husband are a big fan of that. So my tricks of the trade question for the week is how do you "jazz" up your fruits and veggies to make them more exciting for your kids (or husband) to eat?

4 comments:

Letti said...

This is a great post. I am always looking for new ways to eat veggies as well. My kids love homemade creamed corn and broccoli with cheese. They also love the mixed veggies from Costco (green beans, carrots, peas, and corn.) You could always add different things to salads and try different salad dressings too.

The Paynes said...

Have you tried the S&W mixed baby veggies in the frozen section. They are a little more expensive, but even I eat them all and love them. They are all so sweet. Tanner loves them but won't eat the green beans from a can. I also make brown sugar carrots with OJ and brown sugar and cinnamon simmered till the carrots are tender. The boys think they taste like sweet potatoes. We also use Potato Toppers for baked potatoes that are like bacon bits and spices and the kids won't eat a baked potato without them. Another favorite is oven fries seasoned and drizzled with olive oil. Good luck!

Christine Archibald said...

Ian won't eat any veggies yet but I have been using the deceptively delicious concept and have been adding pureed veggies to his Kraft Mac N Cheese. He don't notice at all! Hurray! I have also put pureed cauliflower in our mashed potatoes along with a dab of sour cream to make them healthier. Kent and I like to cook fresh green beans and add chopped up green onions and olive oil, just adds a little something to them. I love everyones ideas here! Can't wait to try them.

Calise said...

I have also been using the deceptively delicious cookbook and we are loving the chicken strips! I love these ideas and I can't wait to try them!! Olive oil- i love it!