22 February 2012

Make healthy snacks easier with a vegetable tray

Make and Takes: Helping My Kids Eat Their Vegies

via makeandtakes.com

One of my top 7 vegetable recipes for kids is Crudités with a Surprise. What I forgot to mention is that presentation and availability are a key part of making this "recipe" kid-friendly.

I now covet the vegetable tray Marie highlighted on Make and Takes, and I love her suggestion about keeping it stocked and at the ready in the fridge. Good for the kids and for her.

This is a good place to use Glad Press'n Seal wrap. It's more expensive than regular plastic wrap but it's so much more useful. I keep an eye out for coupons then wait for sales and use the double savings to stock up.

Read the full post at Make and Takes: Helping My Kids Eat Their Vegies

Related: Snack hack: Create single servings to teach portion control and increase independence

More: Hacks about vegetables and picky eaters

I have no relationship with the Glad folks...I'm just a happy customer.

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Eating foods with toothpicks is always fun too. We used to come home from ill-timed birthday parties, full of junk but not "food" and have a Salad Party for dinner. We'd put out all the veggies and dip, then eat with our fingers or with toothpicks.

Love the post from my kids mom! You can turn anything into a party & why not use veggies!! Yummo!

I LOVE that Press N Seal stuff!

You can also buy a premade tray of cut veggies from the grocery store. Then save the tray and refill it with your own veggies. They usually come with a lid, so you don't need the press and seal.

Tupperware sells a veggie tray like this too, with lid.

Where is the hack? Using a divided tray to keep food in is not a hack.

I have a Pampered Chef tray like this. It has a base that goes into the freezer to keep the contents cold for a long while. I can leave it on the table most of the day.

I've tried it with veggies, and my kids just let them sit, but it might work with someone else's kids. :)

Great ideas! Found a book with healthy tips too! Thought I would share.


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