Kid-Size Crudites: Personal Veggie Cups

By: Foodlets

Tired of hearing yourself say things like, “Eat your veggies so you can grow up to be big and strong”? Also, just how big and strong are we aiming for here? Because I ate quite a few veggies as a kid and pretty much became an exact replica of my mother. All well-meaning parental messages aside, I loved this popular Pinterest party trick so much that I tried it at my own dinner table. It was an absolute hit.

You can use store-bought salad dressing, make your own or combine a mix of something like ranch with a dollop of Greek yogurt to even out the good-for-you versus not-so-good-for-you ratio. Either way, pour an inch or two into your smallest juice glasses, then arrange a colorful selection of raw veggies on top, vertically.

I like to include one veggie that each kid likes plus a “stretch” vegetable, one that might not have been a favorite so far but is worth trying again (and again).

Keep Reading

Next Up

One Recipe, Two Meals: Chicken Lo Mein

Here we have your favorite takeout recipe made right at home — for both you and your kids.

Prep Once, Use Three Ways: Pot Roast

Guarantee easy mealtimes by prepping one big-batch pot roast and putting the meat to work multiple ways.

7 Recipes That'll Make Tomato Lovers Out of Your Kids

Find out which tomato-focused recipes one mom of four serves to her little ones.

The Busy Parents' Guide to Cooking with Kids

We’ve rounded up easy recipes and age-appropriate starter tasks to help you cook with little ones.

12 Summer Lunches for Kids That Take Advantage of Eating at Home

School's almost out for the summer, which means it's time to start serving kids lunch right at home.

15-Minute Pasta Dinners the Whole Family Will Love

Each of these dinners will hit the table in a hurry, and every one of them is kid-tested, totally approved.

End-of-School Study Snacks

Just in time for college finals season, these wholesome, easy bites definitely beat a trip to the vending machine.