Making Hashbrains

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.

I use to think I was finicky until I became a Mommy. My daughter taught me the true meaning of being a picky eater. She spent over a year when she was a wee thing where she would only eat soup! I spent years hiding veggies in her meals. To date, she doesn’t realize what is in some of her favorite dishes. Had she know, she would have never have eaten them. Today, she is an adult and apparently she will eat a myriad of things that I would have thought were completely off-limits. I guess ‘try it’ was not a bad idea after all.

Our daughter is in college now and making her own food choices. At home I have my husband and two young boys to deal with during meal-times. My husband will eat anything. I mean anything! Whereas my boys are nowhere near as finicky as their sister, they still are wary of veggies. So, it is my mission on a weekly basis to plan out our menus and get them excited about the prospect of new, fun and tasty foods with veggies having a starring or very supportive role.  This is why finding the Country Crock website was such a wonderful discovery.

The Country Crock Chronicle is an excellent resource for quick and simple tips and recipes to help make serving veggies fun. The website is filled with quick, easy and tasty recipes to make any kid excited to try something new. The site also includes a great Cook-book/ food craft book from Clare Crespo. The best part of using Country Crock on your veggies is that it taste great and you don’t need any fancy sauces to make them palatable to a 5 year old. So, with Country Crock and some whacky ideas from Clare Crespo’s book, you can make mealtime fun and healthy.

I spent a few minutes with my boys looking at the recipes to get them excited about making and eating veggies. It took them just a second to find the coolest recipe in Clare Crespo’s Cookbook. HASHBRAINS! My 8 year old wrote down what we need from the store and we went to buy the ingredients. We also took the time to check out some other veggies to try on our next food adventure. The results? Bobby, the 8 year old loved his veggies with Country Crock. Ricky, the more finicky of the two was willing to try it but preferred eating his raw carrots instead. And the final word on Country Crock Veggies taste good with Country Crock, there’s no need to hide them! 8 out of 10 kids love Country Crock with their veggies. With those odds, maybe dinner time will be a lot easier. You can get more info on the Country Crock’s Facebook Page or on the Country Crock’s Twitter Page.

Are you looking for quick and simple tips and recipes to make serving veggies more fun? Download the free Clare Crespo Cookbook here for fun and whimsical recipes your family is sure to love!


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