Veggies can be fun to eat and to serve your family. I downloaded my copy of the Clare Cerespo Cookbook and I chose to make my family the Veggie Stoplights. It was a big hit and my kids and husband ate the whole plateful in minutes! There was no complaining of, “Ew…veggies” or “I don’t like that” It was “Ooooh” and “What’s that?” The boys were so anxious to try the Veggie Stoplights they barely gave them time to cool. The recipe is fairly simple to make and the kids can even help.
- 1 medium red bell pepper
- 1 medium yellow bell pepper
- 1 medium green bell pepper
- 1 roll (24 oz.) prepared polenta
- 4 Tbsp. Country Crock®
- 2 cloves garlic, ﬁnely chopped
- 1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
- ½ tsp. ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Cut tops and bottoms off bell peppers. Slice down one side and remove seeds and ribs. Lay peppers ﬂat. Use a 2-inch cookie cutter or small sharp knife to cut out four circles from each pepper.
- Slice polenta lengthwise to make four slices. Trim the rounded edges of the outside slice to make those ﬂat.
- In a small bowl, mix together Country Crock® Spread, garlic, rosemary and black pepper. Spread mixture on both sides of polenta and pepper circles.
- Place polenta on parchment lined baking sheet. Place pepper circles on polenta slices like a stoplight (red on top, yellow in center, green on bottom). Bake for 30 minutes.
You can tell from Mason chowing down that Veggies taste good with Country Crock, there’s no need to hide them. The Clare Crespo Cookbook is full of fun, whimsical, step-by-step recipes that families are sure to love. They easy, simple and most of them the kids can help out. Most of the ingredients can be bought at the local grocer so no specialty shopping required. Kids love veggies with Country Crock, so why not take advantage of this and start making a ritual of serving wholesome goodness to your children more often. I know our family will. Stay in touch with Country Crock on Facebook and Twitter.
Country Crock Facts
- Country Crock is a good choice 🙂
- 70% less saturated fat and 30% fewer calories than butter
- 0g trans fat
- RD approved
- Recommended in 2010 Dietary Guidelines