Endive: The Kid-Friendly Vegetable

Turkey Taco Endive Boats

As we enter the month of June, we can officially say summer is here!  June also signals the ending of the school year, which means a lot more time at home for those little ones.  Along with keeping them entertained and active, we also have to keep them fed!

Kids’ taste buds prove to be a challenge to parents who want to include more vegetables in their children’s diets.  While most kids prefer their favorites of pizza or macaroni and cheese, a few simple tweaks to a recipe can provide them with more nutrition, and hopefully begin to expand the number of foods they like to eat!

Carolyn Ketchum of the blog “All Day I Dream About Food,” created a great, kid-friendly recipe.  Carolyn substituted the usual tortillas with endive leaves when preparing her ground-turkey tacos, a healthy and familiar snack that kids are sure to enjoy!  Try Carolyn’s Turkey Taco Endive Boats for yourself, and see if your kids enjoy them as much as we do!

If your kids resist such an obvious presentation of endive, there is a multitude of ways to include the vegetable in various dishes.  Endive can be added to stir-fries, soups, and salads.  Check out a full list of recipes on our website.

So remember to mix up the usual snacks your kids’ enjoy during the summer by including endive!  The vegetable provides a bounty of nutrients that would be a great addition to a child’s diet (and yours too!).  We hope you have a great start to summer and that you have fun experimenting with new ways to include endive in your families’ meals!