So you know how toddlers love veggies SO much, that it’s hard to get them to eat anything else?
…Yeah, neither do I.
My little one used to eat whatever I put in front of him. Oh, I miss those days. It was so easy, I’d just make whatever I had in the cabinets, season it up, and put it in front of him to be devoured. Now, I have to plan ahead (who is actually good at that anyways?) and I still usually fail. Sure, he has a list of things I can usually get him to eat without fail, but I’d really like to start expanding his diet past PB&J sandwiches, black beans, and anything he can dip in ketchup. At least he still eats fruit!
So I happened upon this recipe on Pinterest for broccoli cheddar balls and thought I’d give it a try. It had cheese in it, breadcrumbs, and yummy seasonings.
I used sliced American cheese because I was out of regular cheese, but I’m sure this will be even better with shredded cheddar!
1 package of frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
1 1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese
salt & pepper
1 cup of seasoned Italian breadcrumbs
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix it all together in a bowl until it’s wet enough to form balls.
Put in the oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes, flipping them halfway through.
I’ll have you know, these were DELICIOUS! I may have had quite a few, just to make sure that they were good enough.
But my son? He still didn’t want them. He’s such a stinker.
How do you try to trick your kids into eating veggies? And more importantly… does it work?!