My kids are giving me a total complex.
I love the food I make. My husband tells me he loves the food I make. Just about all our friends who eat at our house tell me they love my food. (Wow, braggy much??)
Do my kids love the food I make? Nope. Strummer is a bit of an exception, but I have a feeling as he enters his impressionable preschool years the others will sway him into saying spinach is disgusting. So what’s a girl to do? The kids need to eat at least a few vegetables before they head off to college or their skin will fall off and they’ll be socially awkward and unable to find a job for the rest of their lives (that’s how the old wives’ tale goes, right?).
My plan: Cheesy green chile corn dip! Cover the vegetables in cheeeeeeese. They get a little calcium with their veggie vitamins and I get to eat cheesy corny chile goodness. Add homemade tortilla chips (I’ll try share that recipe soon!) and now we’re getting somewhere.
I have a couple kids who love to dip things. They even prefer whatever the dip is to what they’re dipping with, so I can give them a single baked tortilla chip and they will bite all their dip off that one chip.
Step Up To The Plate is Birds Eye’s long-term commitment to changing the way kids look at vegetables and love them for life. Did you know 9 out of 10 people in the United States don’t get the proper amount of vegetables? With all the options easily available to us, that’s just shocking. I definitely think it’s a motivational and time issue that we can learn to overcome with simple tips like these.
How do you get kids to eat veggies?
Cheesy Green Chile Corn Dip
- 2 cups Birds Eye frozen corn,, thawed according to package directions
- 12 ounces queso quesadilla,, crumbed or shredded
- 4 ounces shredded monterey jack cheese
- 4 ounces canned mild diced green chiles
- Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Allow the cheeses to melt, stirring frequently. Once everything is melted together remove from the heat and serve immediately with chips or serve over tacos, quesadillas, and more.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.