Empowering kids to make better food choices is my absolute passion. I’ve been having some fun with Dusty (7yo) to help broaden his taste buds. We had a real breakthrough one day when I sent him a video message saying I was proud of him and setting him a challenge. He not only took on the challenge and completed it but he in-turn set met me a challenge. Dusty’s challenge was for me “to eat as many healthy foods starting with starting with B because B stands for Bel”. Challenge accepted. I first sent Dusty a list of all the fruit and veggies Rilien and I could think of starting with B. I asked Dusty if he could think of any others, and he did! I then went about completing the challenge and sharing the results back to Dusty. This Sauteed B Vegetables Recipe is dedicated to Dusty. He is one of the many children who inspire me and keep the flame alive regardless of what others say about me. Dusty is a constant reminder that you really can empower kids to make better food choices.
- 1/2 brown onion, cut into wedges
- 2 tblspns of butter
- Salt and pepper
- Clove of garlic, grated
- Brussel sprouts
- 1/2 head broccoli
- Handful green beans, topped and tailed
- Handful of mixed nuts (I used natural unsalted cashews and almonds)
- Cut up the broccoli into bite sized florets
- Chop the end off the beans
- Cut the tail off the brussel sprouts, then slice them in quarters
- In a frying pan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter
- Add the onion wedges and garlic to the butter whilst it’s melting, add in a good sprinkle of sea salt and pepper
- When the onion is soft, add in all your greens and sauté over medium heat until they get a little soft
- Add in some nuts or seeds – we chopped up some almonds and cashews and stir through the greens
- Sneak out a bean and see if it’s cooked enough or if you need more salt n pepper.
Freezer / Storage Instructions
Best eaten hot, but my family also enjoyed them as leftovers the next day. You could be reheated in the morning for breakfast.
Another 2 ways
- Grate some parmesan cheese over the top and let it melt from the heat
- Squeeze half a lemon over the top.
Just a reminder, you don’t need to be a master chef, or have a big spotless kitchen to make awesome nutritious meals or snacks for your family.