Your children will love vegetables: 5-star recipes
Everyone understands the benefits of fruits and vegetables in our daily diet. But let’s fly back into our childhood and remember our responsibility to beetroot or cabbage. Carrots and cucumbers are not bad, they are juicy and crispy. But cauliflower, broccoli, eggplant, and zucchini have nothing to do with the word “tasty” and the phrase “Mom, I want more!” We’re sure that your children (like most) refuse to eat different vegetables.
Why is this happening? You get up early to set up beautiful machines, trees and hearts on the plate. You disguise a vitamin bomb, and the baby still sees a vegetable which it doesn’t like in this drawing.
You won’t be able to do anything with the conversation. Kids don’t understand how it works in our bodies yet. The taste and appearance of the product are more important to them.
We understand it is not easy to negotiate with the child, especially to get it to eat all the veggies. We won’t force anyone to but can offer you to read some tips and share the recipes of the stars. Here we go!
Vegetables must remain vegetables
You don’t have to come up with new names for it, or portray different pictures.
Also, the method for preparing vegetables is part of this rule. Don’t salt or pepper, do not use spices to enhance the flavor. Your child should know that red peppers are sweet, and tomatoes are not sour but have a salty aftertaste.
Start eating with vegetables
Hunger is as “a helper” in this difficult struggle. Also, the French say it’s the best seasoning. Put a plate with sliced vegetables in front of the child, before the main feeding like pasta and cutlet, or lasagna. He won’t even notice how his hand is reaching for the juicy slice. This will not replace his main meal, and he will continue eating, you will see yourself!
Right to the point!
Don’t preach that vegetables are so useful, that your son will grow big and healthy, and your daughter will have thick hair and strong nails when she grows up. Just put the vegetables on the table, eat them by yourself and watch.
How do you make a child eat something that’s not in your ration? That’s right, there’s no way. Make sure that you hold vegetables but not a piece of bread or sausage in your hands. Kids see everything and reenact our behavior.
Admire the beauty of nature
Vegetables are the gifts of nature. Look at carrots, for instance. How long, bright, orange it is. Talk about what it tastes like, compare it. Your emotions, pleasure is an indicator of the taste of a vegetable. Make a quality advertisement for the veggies.
Be your constant
As experience has shown, you need to try a vegetable at least 15 times to make the child love it. So, don’t give up, continue to introduce this vegetable in the baby’s meal.
Use the magic of the game
Call the baby to eat. Put him in a chair and ask to close his eyes. Give him/her any vegetable and ask the child to try a piece and describe its taste. Guess what color or shape the vegetable is, what it smells like. Usually, children like these games, try to play. Kids will eat with great interest everything you give them.
Stay any longer at the table
Try not to be so quick to eat. Sit down and talk at the table on different topics. Let the child understand how great it is to sit together, eating and talking. He can start eating what he refused before without noticing it.
Don’t be lazy to experiment. Don’t hide your vegetables in bisque. Do you like chips? Great, try to make them with the kids. Slice the roots of celery, parsnip together with potatoes, add dill, parsley. Firstly, put the parchment, then the vegetables on it, turn the oven on 80 ˚C – all set!
Here are some star vegetable recipes that your kids will like for sure.
“Shepherd’s pie” from Gwyneth Paltrow
Classic ingredients here are potatoes, beef and lamb meat.
The actress suggests you to use cauliflower (or 50/50) instead of potatoes. And the meat of turkey is more dietetic. And that’s what you get:
- 450 grams of meat
- 1/2 part of the head of the cauliflower
- 5 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 carrot
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 2 twigs of rosemary
- 1/3 cup of tomato paste
- 2 glasses of chicken broth
- 1 glass of tinned peas
- a little onion
Salad with zucchini and corn by Eva Longoria
(if there is no fresh corn, you can use canned corn). So, we will need:
- 5 cobs of corn (1 bank of canned corn)
- 2 glasses of zucchini (cubes)
- 1 tablespoon of butter + 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- an onion bulb
- a little basilica
Ella Woodward’s pea cream soup with broccoli and almonds
- 450 ml of water
- 200 ml of almond milk
- 100g of frozen/fresh spinach
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 broccoli head
- 250 gr. of peas
- lemon juice
You can add chili pepper, ginger, black pepper, garlic for the taste. It’s a good choice for adults.
Pumpkin muffins by Martha Stewart’s
P.S. Your baby will fall in love with this vegetable!
- 2 big eggs
- 1/2 glass of pumpkin seed
- one and a half glasses of wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 glass of pumpkin puree
- 6 tablespoons of butter
- 1 glass of brown sugar
- some salt
Cameron Diaz potato pancakes with carrot and cashew cream
- 4 tablespoons of flour
- 5 potatoes
- 3 carrots
- half an onion
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 3 tablespoons of water
- 1 tablespoon of ground linen
For the cream:
- one-and-a-half glasses of cashew nuts
- half a glass of water
- 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
Try to make these recipes with your children. Add something special to it.
May all your culinary creations be delicious and your children’s friendship with vegetables will be strong.