Hi everyone! This is Kristin from Dizzy Busy and Hungry, and I am happy to be back at Memories by the Mile for my monthly post. Can you believe it is already the middle of March? Back in January and February, it felt like the winter was NEVER going to end! But we are on the home stretch now, baby! I am already enjoying the extra hour of daylight at the end of the day from Daylight Savings Time, and I am looking forward to the warmer weather and lots of fun outdoor activities!
Today I am sharing my recipe for Hidden Veggie Sloppy Joe Sliders. If your family is anything like mine, you might have a little bit of trouble getting your kids to eat a wide variety of vegetables. My kids eat a few veggies without complaint (it would be a stretch to say that they actually like them!), but as a mom I know that the best way to keep everyone healthy and strong is to incorporate a wider range of foods over time to ensure that various nutritional needs are met. So, whenever I can, I try to sneak some veggies into other dishes. Most of the time, it works really well! Of course, the kids are on to my sly strategy now, so they are always looking for the hidden veggies, but they have also learned that most of the time, they can’t even taste the vegetables, so they are much more open to eating them.
You can see from the picture that when I prepared this, I left the butternut squash kind of chunky, so the pieces are pretty visible. I did that because my kids like butternut squash, so I didn’t feel I needed to put a lot of effort into making them virtually invisible. You could always cut them smaller or even run the squash through the food processor in order to hide it a little better! Either way, these messy little sandwiches are super-cute and fun to eat!
Thanks to all of you and to Wanda Ann for your hospitality today! It is always a pleasure to post on Memories by the Mile. I hope you will stop by my blog, Dizzy Busy and Hungry, and check out some of the other family-friendly recipes I have! You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Google+.
Here are a couple other recipes you may enjoy from Kristin…