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Make veggies appealing to kids

  • For color and crunch, add raw cucumber slices or grated carrot or zucchini as sandwich toppers.

  • Brush raw vegetables lightly with oil and grill outdoors.

  • Stir-fry an assortment of raw vegetables.

  • Make breads or muffins with vegetables such as carrot, zucchini, pumpkin or corn.

  • Mash cooked squash with a little butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.

  • Toss vegetables with small pasta shapes.

  • Top vegetables with cheese strips or cheese cut out in cookie-cutter shapes.

  • Add texture variety by grating vegetables and adding them to meat loaf, soups or casseroles.


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