Use Country Crock To Make Vegetables Your Kids Will Want To Eat

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.

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In many households getting kids to eat vegetables is a nightly battle. However it is vitally important to get your kids to eat nutritious meals. Eating a balanced meal helps your kids develop healthy eating habits that will stick with them all the way through adulthood. Sometimes you have to hide vegetables when you have kids that don’t want to eat vegetables. You may have to hide them in stews. You may have to smother them in cheese. What if I told you there was a way to get your kids to eat vegetables without having to hide them?

Ideas to help your kids eat the vegetables they need to have a healthy lifestyle.

Make eating vegetables fun: Your kids will eat vegetables if they think it is fun. Make it a game to see who can eat the most vegetables. Make recipes that make the vegetables look like something else. The Clare Crespo Cookbook has several fun recipes that you can make for your family.

Set a good example: The kids will not do anything they don’t see you doing. If they see you eating and enjoying vegetables, they will be more likely to want to eat vegetables. There are tons of vegetables to enjoy. I am sure you can find something that you will enjoy eating.

Eating healthy meals as a family can be difficult. You are all going in different directions, sometimes it is even hard to get everyone to the table at the same time. When you take the time to eat healthy meals together, you also get a chance to spend quality time together. Country Crock and The Clare Crespo Cookbook can help you come up with creative dishes your kids will love to make and eat. Veggies taste good with Country Crock, there’s no need to hide them.

Bear Paws Recipe with Country Crock

This e-book features 25 ways to eat greener. It was hard to decide so I asked my son (who does not like vegetables) to choose! He went for Bear Paws.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes


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Ingredients

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes or yams, scrubbed clean and sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch slices. We did not find small sweet potatoes in the store. We chose large ones. It was a little harder to slice but you can manage with a good knife.
  • 3 Tbsp. Country Crock® Spread, melted. I used the spreadable sticks for this recipe!
  • 1 Tbsp. grated orange peel (optional)
  • A pinch grated nutmeg
  • 30 whole cashews (If you have someone with an allergy to nuts, golden raisins work just as well).

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Arrange sweet potatoes in one layer in a shallow baking dish.
  • Drizzle Country Crock® Spread over sweet potatoes.
  • Sprinkle orange zest (if using) and nutmeg over sweet potatoes. Toss to coat.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Remove from oven. Place sweet potato slices on a serving tray or individual plates. Insert three or four cashews into the end of each potato slices to resemble bear claws.

 

The recipe was a huge success! We almost fought over the pieces and everyone was asking for more. My son was proud because he helped in the cooking process. He also ate all his Bear Paws. It was an easy recipe, quick and really good. We enjoyed every slice. My son wants to cook the Veggie Wagon recipe with an eggplant and  the Lightning Bolts with cauliflower. I am so happy: my kids love the veggies with Country Crock spread!

Did you know that  8 out of 10 kids think veggies with this healthy spread. It contains 70% less saturated fat and 30% fewer calories than butter. It is RD approved and recommended in 2010 Dietary Guidelines. Why wait? Enjoy a greener table with Country Crock and Clare Crespo Cookbook. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter and

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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