Kids are incredibly picky eaters. They have the opinion on what they want or don’t want to eat. There may be no apparent logic to this, but it can make cooking a balanced, healthy food a real challenge.
You need to put some fun into the equation when it comes to cooking nutritious food that your kids will like and eat.
Take a look at these kid-friendly veggie recipes that can perhaps stop your daily struggle of getting your kids to eat veggies.
Quick & Simple Carrot Salad:
• Peeled carrots- Around 1 pound
• Two finely chopped scallions
• Finely chopped parsley- 2 tablespoons
• Virgin olive oil- 1-1/2 tablespoons
• Vegetable oil- 1-1/2 tablespoons
• Squeezed lemon juice- 1 tablespoon
• Honey (to taste)- 1 to 2 teaspoons
• Dijon mustard- 2 teaspoons
• Black pepper- 1/4 teaspoon
• Salt- 1/4 teaspoon
1) First of all, grate the carrots neatly and set aside
2) Take a salad bowl and mix pepper, salt, olive oil, vegetable oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, and honey.
3) Add the scallions, parsley, and grated carrots.
4) Stir the mixture.
5) Taste it and adjust the seasoning as needed. You may need to add less or more honey depending on the sweetness of carrots.
6) Keep it in the fridge (until it becomes ready to serve.)
Crispy Kale Chips
• Kale- around 7-stems or 1/2 bunch
• Kosher salt- 1 pinch
• Yeast- 1 tablespoon
• Olive oil- one and a half tablespoons
1) Cut the kale into smaller pieces of the size of potato chips. Then, rinse and allow to dry thoroughly in a paper towel.
2) Put these pieces in a medium-size bowl and drizzle with the olive oil.
3) Sprinkle some salt and yeast.
4) Heat the oven to about 275 degrees.
5) Now, take a baking sheet and spread the kale over it.
6) Bake for around 10-minutes until the chips turn crispy
7) Allow chips to cool down before serving.
Yummy Brussels Sprouts Chips
Brussels sprouts chips need a little bit more time and work as compared to kale chips. However, these are so crunchy and yummy.
• Brussels sprouts- 12 ounces
• Kosher salt- 1/4 teaspoon
• Olive oil- 1 teaspoon
1) Preheat the oven to about 275 degrees. Adjust the baking sheet correctly with parchment paper.
2) Take brussels sprouts and remove stems. Now, peel off the outer leaves till you get around 2 cups leaves.
3) Toss the leaves in salt and olive oil.
4) Place it above the baking sheet in a single layer
5) Bake until it turns crispy or for around 10 to 15 minutes.
6) The chips are now ready to serve.
The fight between kids and a plate of veggies is as aged as time. I talk with many parents at our tuition in Singapore. Many of them ask me the same question-What should we do to make our kids eat more veggies and less processed foods?
Well, you can always do some experiments on veggies to make them as tempting as possible.
Do you prefer any other kid-friendly veggie recipe for your child? Please share it with others by using the comment box below.
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