Plate of vegetables, cashews, crackers, cheese, and dips
that I put together for dinner one night.
By the end of dinner, only a few bits and pieces were left.
Here's what is on the plate:
- Thinly-sliced carrot sticks with low-fat French-onion dip.
- Celery with peanut butter and raisins.
- Crackers with low-fat cream cheese spread and topped with a tomato slice. (For the cream cheese spread, I added to plain cream cheese some dried basil from the garden, dried onions, and dried garlic flakes.)
- Cheese slices.
This is such a simple idea, yet one that was well-received. By the time dinner was over, there were only a few things left on the plate.
Each item is a few bites, so it is an easy way for kids to get different vegetables, fruit, and proteins in a snack or as part of a meal. I definitely will be doing this again.
What do you do to help get your children to eat their vegetables?