Children for the most part are just not fond of vegetables. Parents still push the subject that they are good for you and do what they can to get their child to eat some veggies with the least amount of resistance.
Take some of the fight and stress out of plain vegetables and create a few veggie noodle side dishes to try out on those who usually snub their noses. These simple recipes will also be delightful for the rest of the family who really like their veggies.
Veggie noodles aren’t flavored pastas. It’s a new name, look, flavor and different way to cook vegetables. This may be all it takes to get a few resistors to try vegetables again and this time not push them back but actually eat and enjoy them without any fuss.
You can also add them to a bowl of spaghetti that is coated in a buttery herb sauce rather than a tomato based sauce for the real picky eaters so they aren’t getting a full dose of vegetables to contend with all at once.
It’s worth trying something new in order to get children to eat their veggies!
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Ribbons of spaghetti looking veggies are fun to serve and eat!
Prepare vegetables with these easy to prepare recipes and see if your children won’t dive into their veggies more without complaints.
All of these recipes can be stirred into some cooked pasta for a chewier and more filling meal.
Pull out your vegetable peeler or julienne peeler and shave the asparagus into long ribbons.
Steam them for a few minutes then give them a toss with a small splash of lemon juice, a teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil, a little salt and pepper and some Parmesan cheese.
The look, taste and aroma may just change the way children accept vegetables.
Pull out your vegetable peeler or julienne peeler and shave the carrots into long ribbons.
Sauté the carrots in a frying pan with a little olive oil until they soften up. This should take approximately 3-5 minutes.
Toss in a little tomato sauce and a few tablespoons of Greek yogurt for a creamy sauce to cover the carrots.
Zucchini or squash vermicelli
Pull out your vegetable peeler or julienne peeler and shave the zucchini or squash into long ribbons.
Sauté with a little olive oil in a frying pan until softened with some minced garlic for 3-5 minutes.
You can cover with tomato sauce, pesto sauce or with some Greek yogurt to coat the zucchini for new ways to introduce this veggie to everyone.