Works for Me Wednesday - Cooked Carrots Even My Kids Love!


Works for Me Wednesday - Cooked Carrots Even My Kids Love!

Every mom knows how hard it is to get your children to eat veggies. Recently I discovered a way to serve carrots that my kids absolutely devour! And just as thrilling, it's super simple!

Cook your carrots (in boiling water until tender). Drain. Put a dollop of butter on the carrots and a small amount of brown sugar. Stir gently. Serve.

Since first trying this, I use a slightly less amount of butter and brown sugar each time (weening off the sugar... until my kids will enjoy the natural sweetness of the carrots alone).

Both my 7-year-old and my 3-year-old love carrots this way. They will ask for seconds and even thirds until every bite is gone. My daughter especially asks if she can finish all the carrots, after everyone has been served their first helping. My kids have never been big on veggies, so this is huge! I am now serving carrots every-other-day, with no end in sight!

It works for me!


LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

My 3 year old hates carrots but I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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Tracey said...

Sounds simple and tasty!! Will have to try these on my husband, too ;)

'Becca said...

Mmmm! This is the first way I ever liked cooked carrots; they were served this way at somebody's house where my family went over for dinner when I was about 5, and my mom made sure to get the recipe!

My 6-year-old doesn't really like orange carrots (no matter how I fix them) but does like the yellow ones which have a milder flavor. I wish they were easier to find!

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