Vegetable Recipes & Country Crock #veggieworld #spon

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Dear Creatives, Some of you know I am taking time with Sammie to visit her older siblings & niece who live out of town. One thing I enjoy doing is cooking a healthy meal for everyone. I like trying new recipes that entice the younger crowd to try new veggies! I have come across  two resources that I am using on my trip that I thought I would share them with you, along with my recipe trial.

The Resources:

  1. Clare Cerespo Cookbook where I decided to try one of the recipes to share with you! Clare Cerespo Cookbook is full of fun, whimsical, step-by-step recipes that young families are sure to love, along with others.The recipes are quick, easy & fun to serve. My three favorites are; Beautiful Butterflies page 27, Zucchini Boats page 37 & Cabbage Leaf Presents page 57 & I could go on so cute campfire veggie recipe….
  2. The second resource I have to share is on Country Crock where they have recipes, the Country Crock Chronicles where you can browse articles, along with products & where to buy. I loved browsing their recipes finding some new ones for our family (like this cinnamon roasted sweet potato recipe). The Country Crock Chronicle is an excellent resource for quick, simple tips & recipes to help make serving veggies fun. With Country Crock kids just think veggies are delicious!
  • The recipe I decided to try was the zucchini boats from Clare Cerespo Cookbook.
  • It was super easy to follow.
  • Here are some photos from my trial run, then at the end of post where to get your free recipe book!
First I precooked slightly to enable me to carve out the middle of the zucchini.
Then I scooped out the middles. You can see I scored them a little to have it go quickly. If you do this try not to get near the outside skin. You want your boat intact. No sinkers here! lol
Now in a non stick skillet I just sauteed the veggies including the cut out middles with 2 tablespoons of Country Crock. In another pot I made my brown rice.
Then I mixed them together per recipe directions & filled the boats.
I had a whole ship yard of zucchini boats!
The taste test!
Kid approved! Seriously, I refrained from sharing her eating mouthfuls at a time! No need to hide veggies with Country Crock around! The recipe was super simple to follow & delicious! I could of just ate the sauteed veggies alone with the brown rice it tasted so good sauteed with Country Crock. I found a sweet potato recipe at Country Crock maybe I can get her to like my favorite potato next!
Additional Info:

Besides being delicious here are some facts

  • Country Crock is a good choice.
  • 70% less saturated fat and 30% fewer calories than butter
  • 0g trans fat
  • RD approved
  • Recommended in 2010 Dietary Guidelines
  • 8 out of 10 kids think veggies with Country Crock are delicious


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Are you looking for quick and simple tips and recipes to make serving veggies more fun? for fun and whimsical recipes your family is sure to love!

What is your kids favorite vegetable or vegetable recipe?

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  1. Hi there. Food on Friday:Zucchini is open for entries. This looks like a good one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links. Happy New Year!

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