We are a veggie-eating family. With our kids, we never made a big deal about it, we just put vegetables on their plates and let them choose to eat them or not. At every dinner we eat at home, we serve a vegetable. Our favorites are peas, corn, carrots, and broccoli, which I usually buy frozen and steam either in the microwave or in a saucepan with a small amount of water. Thanks to this campaign with Clever Girls Collective, I’ve now learned ways to make vegetables we don’t usually eat look and taste more appealing by cutting them into fun shapes and using Country Crock spread to prepare them!
I got this opportunity from Clever Girls to see the e-cookbook “A Very Veggie World”, written by Clare Crespo of Yummyfun.com for the Country Crock site Crock Country Chronicle. ”A Very Veggie World” contains 25 veggie recipes sorted by their color of the rainbow – red peppers, orange sweet potatoes, yellow squash, green broccoli, purple cabbage, just to name a few. You’ll never look at veggies the same way after you see her Mushroom Gnomes, Hippo Dip, or Bear Paws!
Besides learning new ways to serve vegetables, I also got information from Clever Girls about Country Crock, the spread with 70% less saturated fat and 30% fewer calories than butter and zero grams of trans fat. Country Crock even found that 8 out of 10 kids think veggies with Country Crock are delicious! After considering each of the 25 recipes in “A Very Veggie World”, I decided on “Peas and Thank You”, which combines two of our favorite veggies, peas and carrots, with Country Crock used to saute chopped shallots and the carrots.
It sounded like the perfect side dish to roasted chicken, so I picked up a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store, plus a bag of frozen peas, a small bunch of fresh carrots, a bag of shallots, and a tub of Original Country Crock. Then, I got to work in the kitchen with some help from Kaitlyn Click through this slideshow to see the photos I took as I went and my kids’ reactions to this new twist on two of our favorite veggies!
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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Visit the Crock Country Chronicle site for more recipes, tips for planting a vegetable garden, and more. What are some of your family’s favorite vegetables? Share in a comment!
p.s. Can you say “Crock Country Chronicle” five times fast? We couldn’t! lol