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.
Ever since I've gotten pregnant, you know that my husband has been particularly particular about what I've been eating. More fruit sand vegetables -- less crap. Now, I haven't been solid on that rule, but I'm trying. One way that I've been trying is researching new recipes to make vegetables taste better.
I never have been one to enjoy them -- even though I do love a salad loaded with tomatoes -- I usually can throw some shredded cheese on broccoli and all of a sudden I'm into it. But, with the little one on the way not only do I need to eat vegetables for both of us -- but also for the future. It won't look right if mommy is forcing some veggies on her kids while choosing to not eat any herself. Sigh.
Introduce Country Crock and the Clara Crespo Cookbook. The recipes in here are SO cute. No, really, they are. They are not only perfect for everyday use in your home, but would be great as party pleasers. Very adorable ideas that I had never thought of! Veggie wagons, zucchini boats, and my personal favorite, Hippo Dip!
In Hippo Dip, the dip is housed in a squashed that is hollowed out and filled with a dip that consists of softened cream cheese, Country Crock, and various seasonings. This one would FOR SURE be a great addition to a party table.
Yet, for me, the battle is not on creating on great looking vegetables... it's on finding something that I would be willing to eat. For today's mission, I chose the Peas and Thank You recipe from the Clara Crespo Cookbook.
The Peas & Thank You recipe yields four servings and was SO fast to make -- about 15 minutes. Basically you cute adorable little hearts in the carrots as you peel and chop them. :) Thrown in a frying pan with Country Crock Spread, shallots, a bit of water, and peas... and you're left with a cute way to serve up typical peas and carrots. The added seasonings and the butter flavor really made the carrots edible for me! I'm certainly by no means a carrot eater.
With the addition of Country Crock to my vegetable routine, I can see there would be no reason to "hide" vegetables. They just simply taste better. Also, Country Crock boasts 70% less saturated fat and 30% fewer calories than better. Win!
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