Do your kids hate raw or steamed vegetables? No wonder: Raw veggies can be bitter, and steamed ones are often bland. To add flavor, from Jennifer Bushman, author of Kitchen Coach, Weekend Cooking:
Turn sweet potatoes into french fries by coating strips lightly in vegetable oil and baking at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Toss with Parmesan cheese.
Slowly cook sliced onions in a skillet with a little bit of sugar and balsamic vinegar.
Marinate mushrooms for 10 to 15 minutes in raspberry vinaigrette and serve raw for an appetizer with a little crunch.
Toss carrots in olive oil, cinnamon, and a small amount of sugar, then roast at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.