Sunday, April 15, 2012

Country Crock Veggies

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.
One of the hardest things to incorporate in our dinners at night are vegetables. Aside from myself and Kelsie being super picky when it comes to anything green, leafy, or limp when cooked; is when we do find something that we all eat, the same thing every week gets rather boring. The girls both chime in "not this again".
Vegetables are an important part of lunches and dinners in our house. Lunch is rather easy with the normal being carrot sticks {because they go very well with peanut butter and jelly sandwich's} and corn {on the cob}. Dinner is the only meal that we get to add a huge variety of vegetables.  We try to aim for at least one every night but then there are nights, like tonight when we had two.
Fried okra is one of our favorites and by frying it I know it probably takes away some of the nutrients but with the idea of all of us eating a vegetable, I guess I april 2012 046don’t really mind that it’s fried.  Along with our fried okra tonight we had Molecular Model Brussels Sprouts.  I am lucky I guess in the fact that both my girls actually like brussel sprouts.  Most kids don’t.  But it’s normally the same when we have them, in a butter {Country Crock of course} sauce on the plate.  Tonight though, we made them fun.  Who knew that by changing up the way they look the kids would eat more of them!  And of course by adding Country Crock to these, or any vegetable for that matter, makes it taste great!  Who said that butter was only made for corn!? Shmsh. :-)  We use Country Crock on most of all the vegetables we make.  Melting it and adding fresh garlic makes lots of steamed vegetables taste great!april 2012 049
I got the recipe from the Clare Crespo Cookbook which is full of fun, easy recipes with photos and step-by-step instructions.  There are lot’s of recipes that are so simple and I’m sure you have all the ingredients right on hand {like we did tonight}.  Then there are a few that you may need to run to the store to pick up a few things.  For example we really wanted to make the Zucchini Boats, but we didn’t have any couscous.  But it’s on our list for groceries next week!
Aside from checking out the cookbook that I got this recipe from, make sure to venture around The Crock Country Chronicle site.  Here you’ll find other moms that love to feed their families vegetables.  And be sure to keep up with Country Crock on Facebook and Twitter.
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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