Making kids eat their vegetables is an indication that you are not only an Iron Chef but you also deserve a shiny award for being a great parent. As long as you did not inflict pain or emotional stress that will leave them traumatized until they’re teenagers, then that is good.
Vegetables are hard to cook most especially if you are not creative with them. They may end up tasting like cardboard boiled in salt, or leaves shriveled to perfection. Some, not even edible at all so you resort to ordering pizza instead.
Broccoli is one good example of a vegetable that I will not eat on its own. It tastes like grass…thick grass…thick grainy grass. I wouldn’t want to digest anything like that.
Here’s my solution: Broccoli Cheese Bites. It’s so delicious and very easy to make. Tried and tested from kids aged 3 to 13!
You will need:
16 oz broccoli (approx. 2 heads)
1 1/2 cups cheddar or colby jack cheese
1 cup breadcrumbs
How to make it:
Mix everything together and form into patties. Put patties on parchment paper and bake at 375 F for 25 minutes. Turn over patties after the first 15 minutes.
Serve with marinara sauce or garlic mayonnaise dip. They will think they are hamburger patties.
If your kids don’t end up loving this, I do not know what will.