Parenting is a full-time job, no doubt about that. And getting the kids to take proper nutrition is a herculean task, especially when it comes to making them eat green veggies. So, here is a list of five easy-to-prepare recipes that will make the kids fall in love with their greens, don't worry about the ingredients, MyValue365.com, specialty store has all of them.
Cucumber Ribbon Salad – Cut off the edges of a medium-sized cucumber. Cut it into half along the length. Peel into ribbon-like strips. Whisk 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon canola oil, ½ teaspoon honey, salt, and pepper. Toss the dressing with the cucumber strips and sprinkle some roasted sesame seeds.
Sunny Broccoli – Take 2 cups of broccoli florets and steam for 5 minutes. Toss these with 1 tablespoon orange juice, ½ tablespoon canola oil, 1 clove minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Arrange the broccoli florets in the shape of a flower.
Minty Peas – Saute 1 cup frozen peas in 1 teaspoon olive oil on medium flame for 2 minutes. Remove from the stove and add 1 tablespoon fresh mint, a few lemon peels, and salt and pepper to taste.
Breaded Asparagus – Coat 8 ounces of trimmed asparagus in all-purpose flour, then in beaten egg, then in fine bread crumbs. Drizzle these asparagus sticks with olive oil. Bake in a single layer at 450 degrees F until they are golden-brown. Serve with a dip of the kids’ choice.
Green Beans in Teriyaki Sauce – Boil 24 ounces whole green beans. Toss these with 2 tablespoons minced shallots, 2 tablespoons light teriyaki sauce, and ¼ cup roasted almonds (you can blanch them before roasting).