Broccoli, Carrot, Cabbage and Apple Salad

It’s a challenge getting many children to eat vegetables. But I only added fruits and vegetables that the children in my care like to this salad and the children gobbled it up. The key is to offer small amounts of new vegetable dishes with other foods the children like without forcing them to eat new […]

Parmesan Zucchini Fries

A father I worked for said when children won’t eat vegetables just add cheese or bread crumbs to the vegetables and the kids will eat them. I did both with these baked Parmesan zucchini fries. They are yummy and simple to make. To make them extra crispy, use the broiler at the end of baking […]

Breaded Whole Cauliflower

If you thought you didn’t like cauliflower, this recipe will change your mind. This whole cauliflower makes a beautiful presentation. It’s great to serve for company for a holiday or special occasion. You Will Need: 1 large head cauliflower½ cup seasoned bread crumbs2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese¼ cup margarine, melted⅛ teaspoon garlic powder⅛ teaspoon salt1!pinch […]

Kid-Friendly Stuffed Bell Peppers

Bell peppers come in green, red, orange, and yellow and my Nanny Kids love all of them. You can replace the beef with ground turkey or Beyond Beef plant-based ground beef to make this stuffed bell pepper recipe. You Will Need: 4 bell peppers (red or green)
1 pound of ground beef
1 cup of Monterey jack […]

Cheesy Green Beans

This is such an easy way to bake green beans for your Nanny Family. The great thing about this recipe is that it takes almost no prep time, making it one of the easiest side dishes you can make. A good glug of olive oil helps coat the beans in seasoning while crisping them up […]

Honey-Lime Brussels Sprouts

My former Nanny Kid harvests Javelin Bee Products honey. I tried using his delicious local honey on Brussels Sprouts and it turned out great. I jump-started cooking these veggies with a preheated baking sheet to get the Brussels Sprouts toasted quickly. You can buy Javelin Bee Products honey exclusively at Rabbit Rabbit at 42 Fairfield […]

Air Fried Parmesan Zucchini

Cooking for Families Air Fryer zucchini chips are a crunchy low carb snacks that are much healthier than deep fried but have the same great texture and taste. I personally don’t bother using bread crumbs at all like most people do. When using the air fryer the Parmesan cheese becomes golden and crispy on the […]

Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries

Cooking for Families I love everything cranberry. I also love brussel sprouts. So adding the bright red berry to this vegetable side dish both looks and tastes great. If you cook for your Nanny Family they will ask for this side dish again and again. You Will Need: 1 pound brussels sprouts, de-stemmed and halved […]

Lemon Green Beans

Cooking for Kids This is such an easy, quick, and delicious side dish my Nanny Kids love that I found on the Martha Stewart web site. A little lemon zest just adds a new and healthy taste to green beans, haricots verts, or wax beans. Adjust the amount of lemon zest to your liking (I […]

Easy Cheese Sauces for Vegetables

How Do You Get Kids to Eat their Vegetables? Almost every nanny has struggled to get kids to eat their vegetables. I have found it’s easier to get the little ones to eat their veggies when I add cheese to the healthy side dish. Here are the three easiest ways to add cheese to broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, green beans, […]