Instead of focusing on chocolate bunnies this spring, encourage your family to eat like a bunny by offering tasty, easy-to-prepare veggies at every meal. 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 bunnies to eat more veggies this Easter (or 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.