Having kids at home probably means you need to be creative when it comes to coming up with ideas for food preparation. Kids are not really fond of eating vegetables, which is why it is important to introduce vegetables in a very attractive and palatable way. Here are six of the most delicious things you can do to vegetables to ensure your kids consume the vegetables they need for their growing brains and bodies.
1. Creamy Pizza with Pumpkin and Kale
Rather than limiting your consumption of pumpkin and kale to only a few times in a year, why not turn it into an everyday dish by making a creamy pizza with pumpkin and kale? Pumpkin is way too nutritious and delicious to be considered a seasonal vegetable. It is filled with beta carotene and fiber, as well as vitamin A, which is perfect for your little ones at home.
2. Tater Tots
Rather than getting your tater tots frozen at the store, homemade tater tots taste way better. These tots are fluffy on the inside while crisp and golden brown on the outside. For this recipe, use red skinned or russet potatoes, though any variety will be just fine. If you cannot make cylinder shapes, you can mash the grated potatoes as well. Give tater tots a try and you will never be disappointed. This is best served with ketchup!
3. Garlic Green Beans and Asian-Style Sesame
A side dish is often as important as the main dish on the table. It needs to be flavorful enough to be able to stand on its own. A vegetable dish is perfect with condiments. Try jazzing up green beans with some sesame oil. You will see it the moment you add this condiment to the pan. If you do not have green beans, alternative options include snow peas, broccoli and carrots.
4. Sautéed Mushrooms
Watch this video to learn how to perfectly sauté mushrooms
Sautéed mushrooms are not just fancy, they are perfect. This simple dish focuses on the use of fresh and local ingredients. Make sure that you have the best mushrooms in order to take advantage of the best flavors that it can offer. This quick and easy dish can turn out to be a great side dish that you will certainly love.
5. Garlic Roasted Tomatoes
Want to bring a whole new life to your usual cherry tomatoes? The recipe is so simple and amazing with its use of fresh tomatoes and pungent fresh garlic, you’ll be amazed. You may also top it off with freshly prepared black pepper. As a side note, avoid using garlic packed with olive oil since it may not give you the flavor that you are looking for.
6. Buffalo Cauliflower Dipped in Blue Cheese Sauce
This dish can be prepared as a side dish, appetizer or your main dish. Rather than looking at cauliflower as a bland vegetable, your children will see it in a better light, one that is as equally delicious as with other main dishes. Make a buffalo dip using cream cheese, ranch dressing, and hot sauce. Yum.