I Hate Veggies

Posted 05/24/2012 | By HealthCorps

If this mantra applies to you or your child, you can create dishes with vegetables that add textures and flavors that will appeal to a “veggie hater.” Add pureed cauliflower to mashed potatoes (1:1 ration) and you will barely notice the presence of the vegetable – especially if you add a dash of salt and pepper. Roast Brussel sprouts by brushing halves with olive oil and adding a dash of salt and pepper. Add canned peas and carrots (rinsed) to a traditional potato salad recipe. And simply adding a healthy dip to cut up vegetables can help them taste a whole lot more appealing!!

Here’s a great kid activity that will bump up their desire to eat vegetables: Wash and cut up carrots, celery, peppers, jicama and any other “firm vegetable.” Put a small layer of yogurt dip or hummus in small clear plastic cups and let the kids “plant” their veggies in the individual cups. They can then enjoy their “garden patch” as a snack!!

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