Birds Eye provided coupons for my participation in this post, all opinions 100% my own.
Do your children eat vegetables? I have one that will at least try vegetables and enjoys many and one that refuses anything besides iceberg lettuce and corn. I prepare many meals such as my spaghetti bolognese with hidden veggies and fruit & vegetable smoothies, so the children never know, but it is a constant battle to get my kids to eat their veggies. But this doesn’t surprise me because as a child I rarely ate any vegetables. I just didn’t have the taste for any of them. But now as an adult I crave them.
I know I’m not alone in this area as 9 out of 10 Americans are not eating the recommended amount of vegetables. Keep in mind that vegetables include pumpkin, beans and even tomato juice. Experiment and keep trying to see if your child enjoys something they may not have tried before.
Birds Eye, the makers of delicious frozen vegetables, is here to help parents show kids just how tasty vegetables can be in the Veggin’ In LA with Laura Marano Sweepstakes.
This sweepstakes will give one grand prize winner a trip to Los Angeles to meet Disney’s Laura Marano. Laura Marano is better known as Ally in her role on Austin & Ally.
Entering is simple. Visit Disney.com/veggies and enter the UPC from any Birds Eye vegetable product or text veggies to Disney (347639).
Since corn is one items my kids love, I decided to make the Birds Eye lemon basil vegetables for dinner one evening. You’ll appreciate how simple this was to make and be surprised how lemon flavor can get kids eating their veggies.
Enter the Veggin’ In LA with Laura Marano Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes runs through September 24, 2014.
How do you get your kids to eat their vegetables?
- 1 bag (12 oz) Birds Eye Steamfresh Asparagus, Gold & White Corn, Baby Carrots – cooked according to package directions.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 2 tablespoon pine nuts ( I left them out as my kids do not like them)
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil – sliced thin
- Toss the cooked vegetables with olive oil, lemon zest, pine nuts (if using) and basil.
- Season with salt and pepper, if desired.