Thank goodness… my kids LOVE vegetables! However, that doesn’t mean that they are always super excited about eating the same ones over and over again, so lately, I have tried to get a little creative with my presentation! I downloaded the free Clare Crespo Cookbook which is full of fun ideas, and the kids and I selected the Molecular Model Brussel Sprouts (with a side of what my son named “molecular dip”) Here’s how:
Molecular Model Brussel Sprouts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Make this a quick, weeknight side dish by using frozen Brussels sprouts, which are already trimmed and cleaned.
1 lb. Brussels sprouts
3 Tbsp. Country Crock® Spread,melted
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400°.
Cut off the brown ends of the Brussels sprouts and pull off any yellow leaves. Put them on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with Country Crock® Spread. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Roast for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Remove from oven, let cool slightly for easier handling.
Connect a few together using toothpicks or skewers to resemble molecular models. Walla!
The bottom line is this… kids love fun and creating fun things with veggies IS FUN! Are you looking for quick and simple tips and recipes to make serving veggies more fun? Download the free Clare Crespo Cookbook here for fun and whimsical recipes your family is sure to love!
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