Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How I Can Get My Kids to Eat A Whole Zucchini

My kids are not huge vegetable eaters. In fact most nights dinner becomes a negotiation meeting with my kids. Most table conversations go like this...

"Eat 5 pieces of broccoli please."
"How about 3 pieces"
"4 pieces and that's my final offer" 

So imagine my surprise when a new zucchini recipe was an absolute hit with my whole family.  Taco Zucchini Boats are super simple to make and easy to make into an extra healthy dish.

Here is what you will need:
  • 4 medium to large sized zucchinis
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • Taco seasoning packet
  • Shredded Cheese (optional) 
  • Sour Cream (optional)
Here is what you do.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees 
  • Wash and slice your zucchini long wise.
  • With a knife cut around the inside and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh. Set scooped out zucchini aside. 
  • Chop up zucchini pieces. 
  • Brown your turkey and drain excess fat. 
  • Add in zucchini pieces.
  • Add in taco seasoning per packet instructions. 
  • Spoon in the meat zucchini mixture into your boats. 
  • Cook uncovered for 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese and cook for 5 more minutes or until the cheese is melted. 
  • Serve with sour cream. 

No joke, my kids will each eat 2 "boats". This is the equivalent of eating 1 whole zucchini! I can't get over the fact that my kids love it!

What veggie filled recipes do you love? 

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