Make It Easier #6: The Vegetable Platter

Jul 5 2016

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I know that someone's getting to kids to eat their fruits and veggies can be tricky. I always try to come up with some fun way so they will actually enjoy the healthiest things that are out there for them: vegetables!

My latest trick was inspired by an amazing crudité platter that we used to order at "Club 55" in St Tropez. We would get it as an appetizer and set it in the center of the table, and before you know it fingers big and small are pinching veggies from the plate.

I find when I place a variety of vegetables on a platter in front of my kids, they can't help but give them a try - and hopefully enjoy them! I use a similar technique for breakfast by placing a platter of fruit on our kitchen counter in the morning - that works too! If you don't have kids, making a platter is a nice way to offer guests delicious and colorful food options.

 

The tip:

Place a platter of veggies as a snack or appetizer in front of your family. The color palette of veggies they enjoy will broaden!

 

The recipe:

  1. Slice and cut any vegetable you have at hand.

Shown here are:

  • Watermelon radishes
  • Regular radishes
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Endives
  • Fennel
  • Olives
  • Asparagus

Crudité platters can be elaborate or simple, grilled or fresh, and of wide variety.

Try using:

  • Cucumbers
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Beets
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Brocoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Hummus
  • Bell peppers

Some platters I love for inspiration:

Did you try to make a crudite? Tell me what you put on them, and share a photo for a repost.

Here's to making it easier!

Virginie Degryse

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