If you have picky eaters, you know exactly what I am talking about when I say that dinner time can be all out war. You want your kids to eat healthy, but your kids refuse anything that doesn’t resemble a McDonald’s meal. You don’t want to have to discipline your kids, or deal with a tantrum, but you can’t let them continue to only eat chicken tenders and french fries, right? Time to come up with some awesome recipes that will make your kids beg for their veggies, or even just interesting ways to hide those veggies so they’ll never know they ate them.
I used to be a picky eater until I decided to get healthy, so every few weeks we’ll bring you a fantastic (and easy) recipe you can use to get your children to want to eat the good stuff!
Yummy Healthy Roasted Cauliflower
I don’t know what it was about cauliflower, perhaps the thick stalks and texture or the bland color, but I never liked it, even as a kid. This recipe I tweaked from GoodVeg changed my life. I probably make cauliflower at least once, if not twice, a week nowadays.
1 head of cauliflower (this will feed about 2/3 adults)
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
3-4 cloves of garlic chopped roughly (You can choose to skip this entirely if your kids are turned off by garlic, but to me this gives cauliflower so much more flavor)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp chopped parsley (again, skippable because it is green and mostly just garnish)
Whisk together your lemon juice, garlic, olive oil and mustard in a big bowl. Here’s an important part, cut up your cauliflower and rinse it, but make sure to let it dry thoroughly or pat it all down well with paper towels. Add cauliflower to the bowl and toss to coat. Place all the cauliflower evenly spread, on a baking pan and roast for 20-25 minutes in your oven at 400 degrees. If the tops don’t turn a light golden brown you can finish them off with a quick 2 minutes under the broil setting.
I happen to enjoy broccoli many ways and one day thought…Broccoli and cauliflower are similar so why not roast my broccoli with the same recipe? You guessed it, absolutely awesome – so there’s another freebie in the same recipe! I promise this will not only change the way your kids look at cauliflower, but make for an amazingly craveable side dish for the adults at the table as well!