With Easter in a few weeks, your child may already have visions of egg hunts and lots of sweets. Now is the perfect time to get them to try the Easter Bunny’s favorite treat: carrots. Your little one might not be convinced by that recommendation alone, though, so here are four creative ways to incorporate more of this incredible veggie into her diet:
- Be sneaky: You’ve already heard of carrot cake, but what about carrot muffins? By sneaking some carrots into a chocolate-y treat, your child doesn’t have to know that vegetables are involved at all. Check out the awesome recipe from Kitchen Treaty!
- Treat them like fries: Teach your child to love the taste of carrots by making them look like a junk food he loves: French fries! Cut up carrots into long slices, place on a baking sheet and give them a light coating of olive oil and salt. Roast them in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes and serve with the dipping sauce of your (or your child’s) choice!
- Make fun shapes: Sometimes all it takes is a little presentation magic to convince your child to eat veggies. You can use a small cookie cutter to shape your carrot slices into different shapes, like a heart.
- Add other flavors: Show your child how easy it is to transform an ingredient by flavoring your carrots with something like ginger-orange!
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