One of the best ways to make a picky eater more comfortable around a food is to have them play with it! There’s no pressure to eat it but it gets them to engage with the food in a new way and you never know, they might even try a bite. This "Pea Shapes" recipe is a super simple and engaging way for your children to play with peas!
This recipe was developed by Katie Blauser: mama of three 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.
Place the peas on a plate. Lay a cookie cutter down and fill it with a single layer of peas. Carefully remove the cutter and watch the shape be revealed!
"Give PEAS a Chance!"
This month we're featuring peas at Veggie Buds Club! If you'd like access to tons of kid-friendly pea recipes, pea crafts, pea games, pea growing projects, and more you can purchase our "Give PEAS a Chance!" Box here.
This vegan pot pie from VegeCooking is so comforting during the winter months. The recipe is perfect for Veggie Buds Club's "Give PEAS a Chance!" month as it's a kid-friendly vegetarian spin on classic comfort food and it includes PEAS in the ingredient list!
Dawn Hutchins is the founder of VegeCooking- healthy cooking classes for kids, teens and adults. Dawn has an extensive knowledge of the power of plant-based cooking and nutrition. She has a certificate in plant-based nutrition through Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell foundation, and is certified in nutritional therapy with a focus in epigenetics. She's been developing healthful, delicious recipes since 2009.This recipe was developed by VegeCooking Club.
Chickpea Pot Pie
It's "Give PEAS a Chance" month at Veggie Buds Club and this simple bright green dip is such a fun way to celebrate! Little chefs can add the peas to the food processor or blender, scoop in the avocado, and measure the other simple ingredients in the recipe. The hummus takes a little while to get smooth, so don’t worry if you check on it and return to blending a couple of times. Do a countdown and put on some music and dance while the hummus is blending away. This makes about 4 cups of dip, so if you want to make a smaller batch, just cut all the measurements in half.
This recipe was developed by Heather Staller, a mom of two boys, ages 8 and 6, 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.
Pea and Avocado Hummus