Getting Kids to Make Healthy Veggie Choices Crock Country

Did you know that according to statistics parents don’t make children eat their veggies because they don’t want to upset their children? YIKES!  Can you imagine a place where you don’t have to hide veggies to get your kids to eat them, a place where carrots and broccoli fly off plates and into tummies? This place is called Crock Country. Inspired by the scene depicted on their tubs of spread, Crock Country brings to life a place where good habits are delicious ™ and families are proud to serve vegetables. There you will find really great recipes to serve the whole family.

I took my kids to Costco yesterday to pick out some veggies to eat, and I had a terrible time with my phone camera so I never got a good shot of them picking out veggies. Miles picked out a package of organic carrots and Zoe picked out a package of organic spinach. We also purchased potatoes and corn and we made potato soup.

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Potato Soup Crock Pot Recipe

Ingredients:

6 Potatoes peeled and cut
1 bag frozen corn
1 16 ounce package of chicken broth
1/2 cup of Country Crock
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup whipping cream
2/3 cup cheddar cheese

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on high for 4-5 hours.

Then turn to low add the cheese and stir until melted

Then add the cream and turn off the crock pot.

 

This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to the winner, Cynthia C.

All rules can be found under giveaway rules. We received samples.

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Comments

  1. kelly says

    we recently went to a produce auction and she thought it was great to “win” your veggies, made them even more fun to eat. on the downside, it’s all bulk, so I’m trying to come up with recipes for 17 heads of cabbage and 30lbs of apples!

  2. Sandra K321 says

    I buy a lot of my vegetables at our local market. They buy most their in-season veggies from local farmers. I also buy frozen veggies when they are on sale. They are good for the middle of the week when I’ve run out of fresh.

  3. Pauline M says

    During the summer, we visit the farmer’s market every Sunday morning, the rest of the time, we go to our local organic market for our fruit and veggies!

  4. Pauline M says

    During the summer months, we hit the local farmer’s market, during the colder months, we have a wonderful organic market we visit!

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