Brussel Sprouts for dinner?


This post is sponsored by Country Crock. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

My kiddos LOVE veggies.  I am not kidding.  I got so lucky.  For their birthdays, I let them pic the meal and I will cook them just about anything.  Last year, my middle daughter “Laughter” asked for brussel sprouts.  It’s one of our favorites.

People often ask me how I get my kids to love veggies.  I can only tell you what has worked for us.  I LOVE veggies myself.  In high school, my bff and I would pick our lunch based on what veggie was being served.  I think my kids got my taste buds and that helps.

We also made it a point to always have veggies as a part of our household.  It was also never to be a big deal.  My hubby only likes corn and green beans.  We decided early on that we would not let our children know that.  So when he dishes up he always takes a big portion of veggies.  And they never know that he doesn’t eat them.  Our mindset has always been veggies are super yummy but we never went over the top with the message.  They never had the idea that veggies could be something to not like.  Or that it was a choice for dinner.  They never felt pressured or like we were trying to sell them on the veggies.  It was always here it is, this is what we are eating.  And they did.

For those of you that didn’t get as lucky as I did, I came across an AWESOME recipe book.  It is called a very veggie world by Clare Crespo.  You can download your own free copy.  The Clare Crespo Cookbook is full of fun, whimsical, step-by-step recipes that families are sure to love

The recipe I made is called Molecular Model Brussel Sprouts.

fun brussel sprouts

My girls loved it!!  They love Brussel Sprouts to begin with but they also liked the fun presentation.  “Laughter” like that she
could take it apart and make brussel sprout pops.  So creative!
brussel sprout pops
She’s super cute.  Even with her tangly just played outside like a crazy girl hair.
One last tip I have is to make sure you cook and season your veggies well.  
This recipe calls for Country crock.
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I would love to hear your tips for getting kids to eat their veggies.  
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  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 2 post on Apr. 14, 2012. Thanks again.

  2. Great idea! I actually love brussel sprouts, but my family won’t touch them. :(
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