Veg Power UK are on a mission to get more people eating veg. How can we do our bit?
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard Parents worrying about how many vegetables their children eat. Some children are born loving the taste of broccoli or other green vegetables, while others can’t bear the taste and parents are left trying their best to smuggle them in without there little darlings noticing! The vegetable that I find the most versatile is the sweet bell pepper. I find the red yellow and orange are the best. Here are a few of my suggestions on how to incorporate them into your family’s diet:-
Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins (particularly vitamin C) these are a brilliant vegetable for us all to eat. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• They are visually appealing to children and are delicious raw sliced into strips.
• Both my boys enjoy eating red peppers threaded in-between juicy chicken on a kebab or drizzled with balsamic vinegar and added to a convenient Traybake. • They can be finely chopped and added to pasta sauces to add texture and sweet flavour - Bolognese and Simple tomato work really well with this. • Roasted whole then left to cool under a clean tea towel, skin removed then added to incorporate amazing flavour to salads. • Chopped finely and added to homemade meatballs or burgers. • Halved and used as an edible bowl and filled with Bolognese, lentils, rice, quinoa, couscous or fine pasta. Either raw or roasted works well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hopefully there will be at least one idea here that will work well for you and your family. Enjoy 😊