Tips to Get Your Kids to Love Veggies
Elizabeth M. Ward, MS, RD, mother of three and author of MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better, offers hints to help Moms get their little ones to eat more veggies (any time of year).
Roast a rainbow of veggies!
Elizabeth notes that roasting vegetables is tasty, nutritious and an easy way to add variety and color to a plate. Try red bell peppers, green zucchini, yellow squash, orange sweet potatoes, and white cauliflower for a rainbow of veggies. Try this quick and simple recipe for roasted veggies.
Have a very veggie egg dish.
Add nutrient-rich veggies to your favorite egg scrambles or omelets. Elizabeth says to try diced tomatoes, onions, and multicolored bell peppers in an omelet; sauté spinach and other leafy greens like kale or collard greens for scrambled eggs; or add chopped broccoli and red onions to either one!
Hide eggs, not veggies.
“I want my kids to celebrate the goodness of veggies,” says Elizabeth, “so I believe in making them delicious!” Elizabeth encourages Moms to experiment with different herbs and spices to add flavor and, for a fresh butter taste and less saturated fat (and 0g trans fat), cook with Country Crock® instead of butter.