We're celebrating peppers at Veggie Buds Club this month and these stuffed roasted red peppers are absolutely divine! They are bursting with flavor and yet totally kid-friendly. If you think your kiddo/s will find the flavor to be too much simply adjust their servings- examples include omitting the garlic and oregano in the roasting process and omitting the kalamata olives. Simple roasted red peppers stuffed with orzo pasta and topped with fresh basil is a totally tasty kid meal. What's great is that you can still add all of the extra flavors and toppings to the adult servings- yum!
Orzo Stuffed Roasted Red Peppers with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
For roasted red peppers and cherry tomatoes
To prep ahead simply:
June is Pepper Month at Veggie Buds Club and we are excited to bring you this fun and colorful pepper recipe from Heather at Happy Kids Kitchen!
This recipe was developed by Heather Staller, a mom of two boys, ages 6 and 4, 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.happykidskitchen), where she shares inventive kid-friendly recipes and ideas for cooking with kids at home.
Mini Pepper Pizza Poppers
One of the best ways to get kids excited about vegetables is to pair them with kid-friendly flavors that they love. Pizza is one of those things that kids usually can’t get enough of, right? Not only are these stuffed peppers “pizza-fied,” they are mini
which makes them even more fun! However, if you can’t find mini peppers, you can use two regular peppers (cut in half lengthwise) and follow the recipe below. Feel free to customize the pepper stuffing as you please: you can leave out the spinach or add extra chopped or shredded veggies like carrots or zucchini. Topping the “pizzas” is a great way to let your little chefs get involved and add what they’d like on top of each pepper. Also, if you want to make this dish dairy-free, feel free to use a cheese alternative or leave out the cheese entirely. It will still taste great!
We are very excited to announce that we recently launched a NEW monthly Veggie Buds Club downloadable Activity Book subscription! In this blog post, we wish to communicate with our supporters why we are offering this new subscription and why we have chosen to discontinue our physical box subscription.
Over the past couple of years, we have heard 3 main requests from our subscribers:
With a monthly downloadable Activity Book we are able to accomplish all 3 of these requests PLUS we are able to provide even more activities and content each month as our customers simply print at home or view on their device and print the activity sheets for their child(ren). Each downloadable Activity Book includes over 20 pages of kid-friendly recipes, crafts, growing projects, veggie fun facts, games, and so much more!
Activity Book + Mailer
We are also offering a subscription option that includes the downloadable Activity Book plus a physical Mailer that arrives in your mailbox. The Mailer is a colorful veggie envelope that includes a welcome card, veggie temporary tattoo, collectible veggie button, incentive stickers, craft materials and organic seeds that are required for the month's craft and growing projects.
The Mailer is much simpler than our previous physical box but our subscribers still receive a special piece of mail each month. It really is amazing how fun it is for child(ren) to receive their own letter and how it gets them excited about trying the veggie of the month!
Every month, we provide a list of recommended children's book that include the veggie of the month and choose 1 book as our featured book.
One of the new activities that we're including each month is a "snacktivity". This is a snack/craft project that coordinates with our featured book that month! We have heard from many subscribers that their kids have loved receiving a book in each box that features the veggie of the month. We listened and have set up an Amazon Shop so our subscribers can still purchase the book if they'd like!
Our monthly downloadable Activity Books start at just $8.99/month! We make veggies fun and provide hours of crafts, games, and more that keep your child(ren) occupied and teach them to love veggies at the same time, a win-win!