In my household, there are certain veggies that everyone loves – like broccoli, corn and carrots – and then there are the veggies that I have to bribe Angeline (and sometimes the hubby too) to eat.
Sometimes bribery doesn’t even work.
So, over the years, I’ve learned to do what smart parents everywhere do…I find ways to make the unpopular veggies irresistible.
Take brussel sprouts, for instance. Growing up, I had never eaten brussel sprouts – at least not fresh ones. Neither my husband nor I were fans of brussel sprouts when we got married and never, ever cooked them. After attending a dinner party where the hostess served carmelized brussel sprouts, we realized the errors of our brussel sprout-hating ways.
As it turns out, IT’S ALL ABOUT HOW YOU COOK THEM.
Boiled? Yuck. Steamed? Double – no, TRIPLE – yuck!
But baked? Broiled?
Sometimes you just have to figure out how to cook something so that it’s completely and utterly delicious!
I recently downloaded the Clare Crespo Cookbook, which is full of silly, whimsical, step-by-step recipes that are so simple to make that you can’t help but try at least a few of them! Each recipe features Country Crock in some way, whether it’s cooked in it or it’s just used as a flavor accompanyment. I have been a big fan of Country Crock Spread and Butter since childhood, so it’s really no surprise to me that every recipe in the Clare Crespo Cookbook features it!
The thing about Country Crock is that it tastes delicious, and even though the flavor isn’t super strong, it’s enough to make all of your veggies taste great to your kids. Once upon a time, Angeline hated peas – that all changed when we put a pat of Country Crock on top with a little salt and pepper! 8 out of 10 kids think veggies with Country Crock are delicious – and she is one of the 8!
You can find a ton of recipes using Country Crock on their website, as well as a free recipe booklet and more information about Shedd’s Spread products and where to buy them (usually at your local grocery store or mass market retailers like Target and Walmart).
While perusing through the Clare Crespo Cookbook, I came across a really cute way to serve brussel sprouts!
Did you know that Country Crock Spread has 70% less saturated fat and 30% fewer calories than butter? How’s that for getting your kids to eat their veggies in a healthier way?
I decided to try this fun and new way to make brussel sprouts with our dinner and they came out fantastic!
- 1 lb brussel sprouts
- 2 tbsp Country Crock Spread, melted
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
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!