Have you ever tasted:
roasted carrots, glazed with brown sugar and tossed feta cheese?
fresh summertime broccoli with creamy homemade ranch dressing?
sweet white corn, slathered with real butter and sea salt?
golden yellow peppers right at the height of their seasonal goodness?
spaghetti squash, cooked to perfection, topped with bubbly marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese?
grilled onions, stir-fryed in a cast iron skillet?
If you *think* you don’t like vegetables, I propose that you reconsider.
When prepared with care, vegetables are actually the most delectable of foods.
Let’s stop telling ourselves, our kids, and our friends that vegetables are to be endured. No more: “kids just don’t like vegetables” and “you have to eat your vegetables first.”
How about “Yay, we GET to eat vegetables!” and “Celebrate! Tonight is Vegetable Night!” (we really do have vegetable night in our house) and “Vegetables for starters! Delicious!”
Truth be told, vegetables don’t need to be “hidden” in brownies or smoothies. They can be served as the main course…or even dessert.
Put on your chef’s hat and get creative. Make a smiley face out of celery, olives, and cherry tomatoes. Steam up a sweet potato. Delight in a cauliflower crusted pizza. Find more ideas on my Fruits & Vegetables board on Pinterest.
What is your favorite vegetable? How do you like to prepare it?