Decorated Cutout Cookies

You guys, check out this veggie platter!

Everyone knows it’s important to eat their veggies, but sometimes it’s just plain hard to do. Let’s face it – veggies don’t taste like a sugar cookie. I often ask myself while eating broccoli, "Why can’t broccoli taste like chocolate? I would eat so much more of it!"

And if you want the kids to eat veggies, you have to be creative (unless you’re like my littlest; he eats as many veggies as you give him and sometimes won’t touch any other food).

A great way to create an experience with your kids is to bring them to the local farmer’s market. Produce is fresher than in stores which means better-tasting vegetables and fruit. The longer you have them sit in your crisper or on your counter, the more potent flavor they tend to get. In other words, not super kid-friendly flavor. (Or adult. Who are we kidding here?)

Another way is to cut up your veggies in smaller, bite-size pieces and serve with a dipping sauce. Try this delicious TS Rockin’ Ranch Dressing recipe ». Remember to eat the veggies and not just the dressing!

Another way is to get the kids in the kitchen is to invite them to help make a batch of decorated sugar cookies. I know, I know – a cookie is not a vegetable, but they can be made in the shape of one! And for National Sugar Cookie Day, why not make your veggies taste like a cookie? Grab a box of Almond Pound Cake Mix™ and whip up a batch of these Decorated Cutout Cookies ». Make them any shape you want and decorate!

Enjoy!

- Rebecca

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