Valentine Veggies



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If you have a hard time getting your kids to eat veggies there are five things that really help.

1. Roast them.  Roasted veggies are sweeter and taste ahhmazing.

2. Cut them up into cute shapes.  Cookie cutters work best for this.

3. Have a dip to go with them.

4. Keep at it.  Sometimes kids have to taste and see a different veggie a few times before they are ready to eat it-that can be true for adults too.  Try preparing them in different ways. Don’t give up!

5.  If all else fails pray!

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I thought for Valentines it would be fun to have some roasted veggies cut up into cute heart shapes.  Here is how I did it.

1. I took potatoes, red, and golden beets and washed them.

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2. I then cut them in slices.

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3.  Next I took a cookie cutter-use a metal one-and cut out heart shapes.

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4. I then put them on a cookie sheet and drizzeled them with olive oil and sprinkled salt on them.

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5. Roast them at 425 in a preheated oven.  I roasted them for 20 minutes on one side, and then flipped them and roasted them for about 10 minutes more on the other side.  The times could change depending on how thick you cut them.  Just set your timer for 15 minutes and watch them.  If they are thicker set it for 20.

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6.Done!  Seriously easy.  I bet you could even enlist your kids to stamp out the veggie hearts.  Oh and remember tip number 3 to include a dip-try this one with the roasted beets it is SO good with them.  If I did it again I would probably add sweet potatoes to the mix.

Now dip them in this Skinny Greek Yogurt Dip

Happy Valentines!!!!

What are your tips for getting kids to eat veggies??

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11 Responses to Valentine Veggies

  1. Carole Cook says:

    Where is the dip recipe that goes with the beets in the shape of a valentine?

  2. Roxcy says:

    Hi! Those look so fun! My kids would love them! What kind of dip did you use?

    Thanks!

  3. Handful says:

    Totally awesome! I LOOOOVE roasted veggies. Passing this tip on for other moms and possibly making it for my sweetest valentine dinner!

    I am so lucky that my son was such a good eater. I introduced foods as soon as he could eat solid food and we ate a wide range of cuisine.

    None of this fixing a second meal kinda crap I see going on with some kids. Sorry, that just gets my hackles up.

    • Desi says:

      Hi Handful-I don’t know your name ha ha. I am with you I LOVE roasted veggies too. It would make a fun Valentine dinner. Your not lucky that your son is a good eater-you taught him! What a lucky boy!! I have never made a second meal for my kids-but I have deconstructed the meals or added things to them. I am so grateful that I didn’t make second dinners because when we traveled to Sri Lanka and Thailand it wasn’t a big deal because they ate everything.

    • Desi says:

      Hi Handful-I don’t know your name ha ha. I am with you I LOVE roasted veggies too. It would make a fun Valentine dinner. Your not lucky that your son is a good eater-you taught him! What a lucky boy!! I have never made a second meal for my kids-but I have deconstructed the meals or added things to them though. I am so grateful that I didn’t make second dinners because when we traveled to Sri Lanka and Thailand it wasn’t a big deal because they ate everything.

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  5. Raven says:

    We made these today in our “Eat Healthy on a Budget” class. Everyone loved them and one person said “I didn’t know I liked beets!” Thanks so much for the idea!

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