Getting your family to eat their vegetables can be a challenge. Some days, it seems nothing will compete with mac & cheese and french fries. However, there are many fun and creative ways to serve vegetables, some sneaky, some not. Make sure your kids get all the valuable benefits veggies offer—like vitamins, minerals, fiber, and a plethora of phytochemicals (cancer fighting compounds).
By incorporating a few simple swaps into your traditional meals, you’ll easily cut the calories and fat, while still partaking in all the joys that cooking and eating together as a family can offer.
Consider these ideas to add cancer-fighting veggies:
How To: Cut your veggies up or pull apart the kale and cabbage leaves, then coat everything in a bit of olive oil (1-2 tablespoons), and bake at 350°F for 30-40 minutes. The end result is cheaper, healthier, and an interesting way to work fruits and vegetables into your family’s usual repertoire.
Have fun with your standard recipes. Be creative! Experiment as you go, and I guarantee you will find some new ways to serve vegetables that your family will look forward to eating! Learn more about cooking with the kids with the Healthy Kids Today, Prevent Cancer Tomorrow Campaign.