What works for you? What would you like to fix at your own table? Leave a comment, send an e-mail or write your own post -- I'll collect the ideas/links along with kid-tested recipes in a new section called Veggies for Kids.
Here's one Mom's take:
- Salads: I can get them to try lots of things if they're mixed with lettuce and salad dressing.
- Raw vegetables with dip: Nate ASKS if we can have brocolli, as long as ranch dressing is involved. He also loves basil pesto as a dip. Not exactly low fat, we limit the amount of dip. Not to mention it's pretty 'instant', particularly when I'm scrambling around after work.
- Fruit for dinner: I have a great fruity gazpacho recipe that is low fat, all fresh veggies and fruits, and really good.
- Fruit smoothies as a side dish.
- I 'hide' vegetables in meatloaf, chili, enchiladas, etc.
- Nate loves vegetable soups, but Andrew hates them, so I bat .500 on that one. I make this pumpkin bisque that is awesome.
- Of course, calling a veggies like brocolli a 'power food' has helped too :) [This last, as in "Andrew and Nate, do you know that broccoli is a Power Food?" really got the attention of two Power-Ranger fiends.]