Vegetables Can Be Fun!
By: Amy E
Update: Congrats to winner Sarah who won the Rachel Ray Casserole Dish!
Cape Cod Mommies was invited to attend the "Day of Play" event which we told you about, hosted by Birds Eye, Stop & Shop and the Boston Children's Museum. Birds Eye event sent us creative recipes for including vegetables in our meals as well as some fun Fred & Friends plates and even vegetables packed in dry ice (I also now know how to properly dispose of dry ice!)!!! They also sent us a Rachael Ray casserole dish and extra goodies to be used for a giveaway for our readers and fans!
Birds Eye also featured a local registered dietitian, Janel Funk, MS RD LDN, who spoke with attendees. Janel is the college dietitian for The Boston Conservatory and a consultant for Berklee College of Music Unfortunately for me I missed this portion of the event due to the awful traffic traveling to Boston that day.
I was able to speak with Janel a few days later via phone conference and get her nutrition philosophy and take on the event.
"My tagline is: helping you eat better one bite at a time because small changes can turn into big results." She loved the Birds Eye event because it was "helping parents make small changes that can lead to life altering results."
I was also thrilled with the colorful and creative cards with ideas for recipes. Honestly I think my favorite was the smoothie! I didn't realize that a combination of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots would be so good but it was! Janel also loved the idea of the vegetable smoothie! Note to self-I should make one of these at least once a week! Below I have included the cards with recipes for you!
Before you brainstorm some of those rules though, let me share with you our thoughts and experiences with the "Day of Play" and some of the fun things did!
The event was definitely a great idea and a fun way to get people, kids especially, excited about vegetables. I was impressed by the creative way Birds Eye engaged the audience with their displays. All were interactive which is so important for kids as they learn by actually doing. Dora was even on hand to show her support for the veggies!
The displays at the event were broken up into three parts: a Sampling section (where of course I hung out and sampled everything); the Make a Veggie Face section, where they turned your creation into a button you could take home; and a stationary bike station, where kids could pick their favorite veggie and race! Check out one of the races!
To help encourage more fun with vegetables, we are hosting a giveaway sponsored by Birds Eye.
One lucky winner will receive this Rachael Ray Casserole Dish with some surprises included! It would be perfect for the holidays coming up soon!
How to Enter:
Simply leave a comment on this blog post below telling us how you make veggies fun for your family.
Bonus Entry: Make a meaningful comment on ANY other blog post on our blog but you MUST come back and let us know which post you chose to comment on.
Rules: Giveaway opens on Sept. 18, 2013 and Ends on October 2, 2013 at 11:59pm. Any entries received after that time will be considered void. Winner must be a US residents 18+. Winner will be contacted via the email provided. If winner does not respond to the notification within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Due to the size of the prize, winner is responsible for pickup of the prize which is located in Falmouth, MA.
9/19/2013 04:58:50 am
I try and make veggies fun for my family by infusing them with flavor. I also let my kids pick out the vegetable for supper every night.
9/25/2013 02:27:54 am
I love making the veggies into fun shapes! Brightly colored veggies help as well. Adding spinach to fruit smoothies is also an easy way to sneak them in!
9/25/2013 09:22:43 pm
we just use different type of dressings
9/27/2013 07:48:56 am
I tell my kids that vegetables give them super powers! That actually seems to do the trick, or I just have that rare species of children who actually like eating their veggies.....
10/2/2013 06:47:57 am
i dont need to do anything special.my kids love their veggies! if we find one the kids havent tried we just eat it in front of them and then they want some!!
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