June is Radish Month at Veggie Buds Club so we are excited to bring you this creative way to incorporate radishes into your breakfast from Noelle Martin!
Noelle Martin is a Registered Dietitian and mom of three young boys. She has a passion for education, inspiring, and empowering moms to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. Noelle loves involving her children in food planning and preparation for their home and sees the kitchen as a perfect area for teaching both academic and life skills. Follow @MotherhoodandMeals on Instagram for Noelle's nutrition tips, recipes, product reviews, and motherhood moments.
Since becoming a mom I have had fun trying new ways of adding veggies to “everyday dishes”. It is not meant to be a way to hide them from my kids but rather a way to add more value to the food they are eating. This month’s Radical Radish Oatmeal is a perfect example of that. Here is a recipe my kids loved making and eating a few times this past month and we also had fun talking about the letter R and the color RED while making it. I hope your family enjoys it too!
Radical Raspberry Oatmeal
Serves 2-4 people
The radishes could also be replaced with shredded zucchini and/or carrots. Yum!
We are excited to bring you this month's post from Katie Blauser, the creator of Eat Pretty Darling. Each month on our blog we feature a "Color of the Week" that corresponds with Veggie Buds Club's veggie of the month. June's veggie is RADISHES so we're focusing on PINK veggies this month!
Katie Blauser is the mama of two boys, wife of a picky eater, and food lover at Eat Pretty Darling. She believes in making food fun, healthy, & pretty! Katie’s not only outnumbered by boys in her little family, but also by picky eaters. She loves trying to find new ways to get both kids and adults to eat healthy while making food pretty yummy, pretty healthy, and pretty fun! Find Katie on Instagram (@eatprettydarling), where she shares colorful and cute food ideas for both picky and adventurous eaters.
Color of the Week - PINK
We have officially scoured the grocery for all things pink! My toddler always asks “What’s this?” when we go on our hunt and I love telling him about all the new food he is discovering. Try replying with “Want to try it?!” instead of “I don’t think you’ll like it.” Putting the thought into their minds that they probably won’t like it usually leads to them not liking it, even if they actually do. So let’s eat PINK!
Pink Food Ideas
There are more out there, but here’s a list to get started!
Pink Pickled Radishes
June's featured veggie is the radical RADISH at Veggie Buds Club! We hope you enjoy this delicious recipe from this month's Veggie Buds Club subscription box.
This recipe was developed by Heather Staller, a mom of two boys, ages 5 and 3, and cooking instructor specializing in bringing cooking into preschool classrooms. After college, Heather knew she wanted to be a teacher, but first followed her lifelong dream of going to culinary school. Teaching cooking combines both of her passions, and she truly enjoys introducing young children to the joys of cooking with fresh ingredients. Find Heather on Instagram (@heather_kidskitchen), where she shares inventive kid-friendly recipes and ideas for cooking with kids at home
Getting kids excited about a new veggie often starts while shopping! Have your child choose which bunch of radishes they’d like to take home from the store or farmer’s market. The crunchy veggie comes in so many wonderful colors and shapes! Roasting radishes dramatically mellows it’s naturally spicy flavor and the little bit of honey in the recipe adds a touch of sweetness that we all love. Enjoy the roasted “coins” as a simple side dish or snack. We also love them as a topping for fancy toast: toast bread then top with mashed avocado (or cream cheese) and the radishes. Yum!
Honey Roasted Radish "Coins"