GETTING ENOUGH VEGGIES CAN BE TRICKY. For all of us.
“Americans just don’t eat as many fruits and vegetables as we should,” NPR says. “And when we do, they’re mainly potatoes and tomatoes — in the not-so-nutritious forms of french fries and pizza, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.”
Sound familiar? I’ve never once had to convince our kids to eat fries or pizza. They’re naturals. Practically gifted.
But the article isn’t even talking about little guys. This is us. NPR found that most adults eat about 1.5 cups of vegetables a day. That’s about half of the 2-3 cups per day we need.
I get it. It’s not always easy to fit veggies in since there’s typically a bit of prep, plus after all that peeling, cooking and cleaning up, who says the kids will even like what you made? Take heart! Here’s an orange food that takes 2 minutes to prep, 25 minutes in the oven and as much time to savor as you like. Our kids eat them every single time.
Let’s find out if this one works for you too.
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- How many kids do you have?
- How easy was this dish to prepare?
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- Would you make it again?