Eat Your Greens: Zucchini Boats Set Lil Taste Buds to Sea

Happy St. Patrick's Day! The Irish holiday may conjure up memories of soda bread and corned beef, but hold the Guinness because we're using the green theme to get our wee lads and lasses to gobble up their veggies.

Set your child's taste buds out to the Celtic Sea with an easy vegetable recipe that only requires two ingredients! The steps are so simple a tot can put their chef's hat on and get cooking with minimal assistance from mama. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees, then slice a zucchini down the center and place it in a glass baking dish. Sprinkle the top with your child's favorite shredded, crumbled, or sliced cheese (in the festive spirit we used a shredded Irish cheddar). Pop the veggies in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and golden. Let your kiddo entertain himself by fashioning a sail out of a toothpick and a piece of trimmed construction paper which he can design. Once the zucchini has been taken out of the oven and cooled for a couple of minutes, attach the sail and plate.