I know there’s this…. revolution going on right now encouraging parents to hide vegetables in their children’s meals. I am SO AGAINST it. I want my children to know they are eating their greens. I want them to understand that they are supposed to consume vegetables as part of their daily routine and by doing so it will make them healthier and stronger. It’s very important to promote these behaviors early on to prevent raising a picky eater.

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I’ve recently signed on as a ‘Cans Get You Cooking Canbassador’ and will share a few EASY ways to get more veggies into your kids’ diet over the next few months. In fact, I’m going to give you a peek inside my daily routines and let you see exactly how I do it. Starting with this post — something I do ALL THE TIME.

We are HUGE Israeli Couscous eaters. I’m talking borderline obsessive. I always like to toss in a few vegetables just to make sure that my littles ones are getting a double whammy of vitamins. They have their regular side of plain vegetable and then their mixed in side of starch and veggie. Here’s how!

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Follow the cooking instructions for the couscous from the back of the package. Meanwhile, pour a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and chop up a small onion. Add a tablespoon of oregano and a 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder. If you have two garlic gloves – dice them up and use them instead. I was OUT unfortunately. So, powder had to do. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.

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Open and drain your can of mixed vegetables and pour into the pan. Continue to saute for 4 more minutes – occasionally stirring.  Don’t like mixed vegetables? No problem – use just peas instead. This is completely customizable. Pick which vegetable suits your needs and go with it.

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When the couscous is done, turn off the heat and stir in the vegetables. Replace the lid and let the side dish rest according to package instructions.

CHECK IT OUT! COME ON – that’s a good looking side dish right?  Couscous is great plain… but it’s so much better with some friends. 🙂

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* this is a sponsored post. all opinions are my own

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