Crudite’s???

What is crudite’s anyway? Well, turns out kids are asked to eat them all the time. Crudite’s are raw vegetables cut into bite-sized strips and usually served with a dip. When you say it that way, we think most of us kids would probably rather take our chances on something called a crudite’. Crudite’ is a French word for raw vegetables.

Grown ups think that when you serve a few beautiful colored vegetables at the same time with a tasty dip, its a party! We think it is because it is so much more fun to eat something that looks like these bright, fresh, crisp vegetables that scream party than a few baby carrots thrown on the plate. It doesn’t take much more time either!

The possibilities are endless, so change up those kid veggies and try on a crudite’s platter. Maybe the whole idea is that raw veggies are so much more colorful than cooked ones. We don’t know exactly how many vegetables in the world there are but we are guessing you could be pretty old before you had to eat the same crudites over again. So along with your trusty carrots throw in some jicima, baby corn, radishes, cucumber, sugar snap peas, or if you really want to be a kid on the edge try raw red onion! You never know what might become your new favorite raw vegetable. The dip never hurts either!!!!

Photo by Meg Smith

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