One of the hardest things to get my daughter to eat is vegetables. Especially green ones, unless it’s green beans with parmesan cheese. She will eat those like french fries, but everything else is tolerated and accompanied by a large glass of milk. Why is it that we don’t like veggies as kids and yet we love them as adults and actually seek out recipes to make them for ourselves? And we become determined to be the ones who can get our children to eat them?? It’s a never-ending cycle.
Brussel Sprouts are often looked at as a less than desirable vegetable. But here is a way that you can win over almost anyone. These brussel sprouts are roasted to a crisp in the oven with olive oil, pepper and lots of salt. They are salty almost like french fries (see where I’m going with this?) Salt them when you roast them and then salt them again right when you take them out of the oven. Toss them with the balsamic reduction, and these toasty, crispy brussel sprouts will be a hit. It’s a great combination of salty and sweet. Even the most finicky eater will eat them.
My daughter ate these without complaining and without a lot of milk. Another vegetable conquered. Do you have any ways to get your kids to eat vegetables? Send them our way! We are always looking for ideas.