What does Birds Eye vegetables and iCarly have in common? While despite the former being considered icky by most children and the latter being considered almost as great as ice-cream- they share one thing in common.
They both want kids to eat their vegetables and they created a iCarly iCook with Birds Eye initiative that is sure to get even the most picky eaters gobbling up over sixteen thousand out of this world recipe ideas.
We love that Birds Eye didn’t sit around a table talking to a bunch of adults about how to get children of all ages to start eating vegetables. No. They went straight to the fans of iCarly and asked them what vegetable inspired recipes that they wanted to eat. And the result? Success.
Jennette McCurdy, star of Nickelodeon’s iCarly and Birds Eye’s veggie-loving ambassador led the initiative. “The awesome thing about the Birds Eye campaign is that it‘s all about kids talking to kids to get each other excited about veggies,” said McCurdy. “Veggies have always been cool, but now there’s proof!”
All of the recipes are colorful, creative, fun, and all contain veggies. They are also made with bite-sized ingredients that are on-the-go, easy to enjoy and allows kids to eat with their hands. From pizza to cupcakes every recipe has been tested by chefs and brought to life in the most fun ways. Some of our favorite recipes are below-
Yakimaniac Veggie Martians – Martian-ize dinnertime by letting kids add personality to these delights with edible glitter, pretzel antennas, and veggie faces.
Veggie Cupcakes – Let them eat cake (as long as it’s loaded with veggies). Parents can feel great about this savory, veggie-licious spin on a classic, favorite treat: the cupcake.
iTasty Corn Pizza with Pumpkin – Not your standard slice of pie, this pizza packs a punch of pumpkin and veggie-rich layers in every bite.
Taste Tester Corn Jalapeno Dip – This zesty dip deserves a fiesta. With individual tortilla bowls, kids will love this vibrant blend of colorful vegetables.
Veggie Smoothie – Scrumptious. Sippable. Simple. This brilliant orange smoothie will leave the kids begging for more veggies… to sip.
None of the recipes require knives or hot stoves. While all recipes feature Birds Eye Steamfresh® products, they are a breeze to prepare in the microwave and are completely kid friendly.
To check out these recipes (and you won’t be sorry you did) you can visit www.birdseye.com/kids.