Parents know the struggle of getting kids to eat their veggies. One on hand, kids are often lukewarm to the idea of eating anything but mac n cheese and PB&Js. On the other hand, lots of parents feel like they have to compromise on what dinner looks like to check the veggie box off for kids. But the solution isn’t as complicated as it seems. And we’re here to help you with that. Hint: It’s a boatload of flavor. Here are 3 ways to get kids to eat their veggies, with a little help from Sonoma Gourmet.
1.) GET LOST IN THE (RED) SAUCE
Kids, parents, and grandparents alike can all get lost in the sauce. And that’s a good thing. Family dinner cooking shouldn’t be a compromise with Sonoma Gourmet. Thinking of adding a little garden freshness to pasta night. Give our Roasted Veggie Sauce a gander. Bold flavors like organic tomatoes, zucchini, onion, garlic, spices, and olive oil will make the kids at the table forget they’re eating veggies. Why? They’ll be lost in the (flavor of) the sauce. Duh.
2.) VEGETABLES CAN BE CREAMY? HUH?
When kids think about vegetables they think of soggy green beans, lukewarm broccoli, and limp asparagus. Ew. But creamy vegetables? Vegetable sauce? Novel. While some of our sauces such as our Butternut Squash Sauce or our Spinach Alfredo Sauce are technically pasta sauces. The pastabilities are unlimited…
Think about topping your favorite chicken breast with an autumn twist of Butternut Squash Sauce (dipping is also encouraged too). Feeling a little superfood kick? Try our Spinach Alfredo Sauce on your protein or carb of your choice. The kids won’t even know the difference.
3.) PESTO? LET’S GO.
This is the final frontier, but it’s not as daunting as you’d think. Giving something bright green to my child? That might be as daunting as it gets. Don’t fret. This time around, looks don’t tell the whole story. Our Kale Pesto White Cheddar Sauce will have your kids drooling over veggies. Easy enough to mix into some macaroni elbows and versatile enough to dip some chips into, this pesto sauce screams flavor. And who doesn’t like that? Your kids might have you buy a couple more jars. Sorry, not sorry.