Friday, April 13, 2012

Fun with Veggies {free cookbook!}

This post is sponsored by Country Crock. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

I don't know about you, but I am always looking for creative ways to get my boys to eat more veggies. They love certain veggies, but sometimes to get them to eat other varieties is such a pain! I have found that if I can get creative in my presentation, they are much more likely to delve into a pile of veggies. I also love to add some Country Crock to the veggies for added flavor and my kids love it that way.

I recently downloaded the Clare Crespo Cookbook which is full of fun, whimsical, step-by-step recipes that families are sure to love. It has really fun ideas to get creative with veggies. I made the Peas & Thank You Recipe and my boys loved it! It couldn't get more simple than this!

                                                            (photo credit: Country Crock)

Peas & Thank You Recipe
7 carrots, peeled
2 Tbsp. Country Crock® Spread
2 shallots, finely chopped
1/4 cup water
1 pound frozen green peas, thawed
(or about 3 cups fresh peas)
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
or mint
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper

Using a small paring knife cut a small “v” shaped wedge out of the length of carrot. Trim the lower two sides of the carrot to make a point (this will be the bottom of the heart). Slice carrot into pieces. Repeat these steps with remaining carrots. Heat Country Crock® Spread in a large frying pan over
medium heat. Add shallots. Cook, stirring occasionally, until shallots are soft, about 5 minutes. Add water and carrots and continue to cook until carrots are tender, about 8 minutes. Add peas and cook until heated through, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in parsley or mint and black pepper.

The cookbook offers so many other fun recipes like zucchini boats, corn rocket ships, potato mice, veggie stoplights, and so many other creative ideas to make fun veggies that your kids will love to eat!

Are you looking for quick and simple tips and recipes to make serving veggies more fun? Download the free Clare Crespo Cookbook here for fun and whimsical recipes your family is sure to love!

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