The vegie challenge

Can I come up with recipes which will make vegies exciting to kids?

Kate sent me this message on Facebook

I would LOVE some creative ways to get my kids to eat healthier food. They refuse to eat zucchini cake. Sana actually spots the zucchini in it. Grrr. No vegetables except for raw celery or carrot. Made will eat crockie cucumber.

I’m curious as to what ‘crockie cucumber’ is. I also thought I’d take on the challenge. So this week I’m going to be doing my best to come up with a dish a day for Sana and Made to try. Maybe this will give you or your kids/clients a few exciting ideas too.

About Michelle

Michelle is passionate about showing people how easy it is to prepare food that is healthy and packed full of flavour. She has just completed her first recipe book, Healthy Helpings: fast food for fit physiques. She began sharing her love of food in 2007, when she produced two series of the online cooking show ‘Healthy Helpings TV’, making fast food healthy and healthy food fast. In 2008 she competed in bodybuilding as a novice figure shaping competitor and she remains passionate about physique sports. She was a 2009 Australian Masterchef semi-finalist, and contributes articles to Oxygen Magazine Australia. Michelle lives with her husband on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, where she loves to search out new ingredients and food ideas from local farmers markets, health food shops and ethnic grocers, and take her two dogs on long rambles through the vineyards. Find out more about Michelle's book