How to get kids to eat their vegetables


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 was thrilled to find the Clare Cerespo Cookbook full of fun ways to serve veggies!  You know how I the kids love fun food!  I downloaded the book (and you can too.) My daughter Faith and I enjoyed looking through the recipes.  I let her choose the first one we would make–Bear Paws.

These are the papa bear paws.  Aren’t they cute?  They are simply baked sweet potatoes sliced in half, drizzled with Country Crock, a pinch of nutmeg, and cashews for the claws.

And here are the baby bear paws.  Now my kids love sweet potatoes, but the way I normally make them is with so much cinnamon sugar that they end up more like dessert.  I have to admit I was a little dubious about my crew eating the sweet potatoes without asking for sugar or honey.  We actually had this for a snack after quiet time.  After they had helped me make the bear paws, we all sat down to eat, and I waited for the request for sugar.

It never came!  I was amazed.  They all loved their sweet potato just with Country Crock!  “Mmm, nom,  nom, nom, nom,” was all I heard as they enjoyed their food.  Vegetables with no added sugar for a snack!  I’m loving it!

Since we were having Bear Paw snacks I decided to capitalize on the hype and learn about bears.  The two older girls and I researched bears online.  They learned about the Black Bear’s habitat, how dangerous they can be, what they like to eat, and what to do should they ever come across one.

For their writing assignments of the day they wrote a report on  black bears and then presented them for their daddy when he got home.  They also put together a skit and drew bears on napkins for the supper table.  Can you tell we love theme days?

My daughter wants to make Hippo Dip next.  Find these and other step-by-step fun veggie recipes in the free Clare Crespo Cookbook!

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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