Let the Kids Have Fun with Their Green Veggies


Parenting is a full-time job, no doubt about that. And getting the kids to take proper nutrition is a herculean task, especially when it comes to making them eat green veggies. So, here is a list of five easy-to-prepare recipes that will make the kids fall in love with their greens, don't worry about the ingredients, MyValue365.com, specialty store has all of them.

Cucumber Ribbon Salad – Cut off the edges of a medium-sized cucumber. Cut it into half along the length. Peel into ribbon-like strips. Whisk 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon canola oil, ½ teaspoon honey, salt, and pepper. Toss the dressing with the cucumber strips and sprinkle some roasted sesame seeds.

Sunny Broccoli – Take 2 cups of broccoli florets and steam for 5 minutes. Toss these with 1 tablespoon orange juice, ½ tablespoon canola oil, 1 clove minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Arrange the broccoli florets in the shape of a flower.

Minty Peas – Saute 1 cup frozen peas in 1 teaspoon olive oil on medium flame for 2 minutes. Remove from the stove and add 1 tablespoon fresh mint, a few lemon peels, and salt and pepper to taste.

Breaded Asparagus – Coat 8 ounces of trimmed asparagus in all-purpose flour, then in beaten egg, then in fine bread crumbs. Drizzle these asparagus sticks with olive oil. Bake in a single layer at 450 degrees F until they are golden-brown. Serve with a dip of the kids’ choice.

Green Beans in Teriyaki Sauce – Boil 24 ounces whole green beans. Toss these with 2 tablespoons minced shallots, 2 tablespoons light teriyaki sauce, and ¼ cup roasted almonds (you can blanch them before roasting).

Concerned about your kids’ health? Buy fresh greens from www.myvalue365.com and prepare healthy snacks using the above recipes. Then just sit back, relax, and watch your kids gorge on their veggies.