To be honest, I am pretty lucky with little b. He is (mostly) a good eater. He has his moments though and sometimes evening meals can be a struggle and I need to try and coerce him with his veggies. I am sure we’ve all been there! Sometimes I try and tell a story with food or integrate one of his favourite stories.
Last Sunday we tried “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” roast dinner style 😉 And it went something like this…
For our bear hunt roast dinner, we used the following:
Uh-oh grass – I used green beans and sliced them in half. You could use cabbage, courgette noodles or asparagus. Oh…that would work lovely with the tips!
Uh-oh a river – hmm, I didn’t want to pour water into B’s dinner so I went with gravy for the river. I was going to use gravy for the meat but was struggling with something clear or blue to add, without it just being odd or a mess!
Uh-oh mud – instead of gravy, I used the roast beef. I guess you could use lamb, duck, veggie roasts or chicken or pork covered in gravy 😉
Uh-oh a forest – big surprise here, I used broccoli. You could do a mix with cauliflower though.
Uh-oh snow – we used mash for the snow. You could use cauliflower, or I guess rice or pasta (if you eat these with roast dinners…we don’t!).
Uh-oh a cave – one large Yorkshire pudding! The best bit! And B LOVED it! For our Yorkshire puds, I use 2 eggs, 70 grams of plain flour and 100ml of milk. The key is to get the oil and oven super duper hot. To be honest I was a bit disappointed with these babies. I know I can do better! Check out my Yorkie tips here!
Uh-oh a bear – ok so we didn’t have an actual bear (he was hiding in the cave) but you could make a bear if you really wanted to… I just
couldn’t be bothered didn’t have time!
I know getting the little ones eating their veg can be challenging! Take a look at some of my other ideas to inspire your kids to eat their greens 😉 Veggie Vipers, Quack Quack Chicken Dinner and for some summer inspiration, palm tree sausage and veggies 🙂 Happy cooking and happy eating!
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