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Recipe: Petite Veggie Crudités & Rémoulade

Recipe: Petite Veggie Crudités & Rémoulade

Petite Veggie Crudités & Rémoulade

by Erin Fletter
Photo by Oleksandra Naumenko/Shutterstock.com
prep time
10 minutes
cook time
makes
4-6 servings

Equipment Checklist

  • Cutting board + kid-safe knife
  • Large plate
  • Small bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Whisk
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Ingredients

Petite Veggie Crudités & Rémoulade

  • Pick 3 of your choice:
  • 1 handful baby carrots
  • 1 handful fresh green beans
  • 1/2 bunch red radishes
  • 2 to 3 stalks celery
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 T plain yogurt **(for DAIRY ALLERGY sub soy or other dairy-free/nut-free plain yogurt)**
  • 2 T mayonnaise **(for EGG ALLERGY sub vegan mayonnaise)**
  • 1 squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 big pinch salt
  • 1 tiny pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch sugar

Food Allergen Substitutions

Petite Veggie Crudités & Rémoulade

  • Dairy: Substitute soy or other dairy-free/nut-free plain yogurt.
  • Egg: Substitute vegan mayonnaise.

Instructions

Petite Veggie Crudités & Rémoulade

1.
intro

"Crudités" (croo-deh-TAY) and "rémoulade" (RAY-moo-laud) are French words. Crudités are raw vegetable appetizers served with rémoulade, a French dipping sauce.

2.
chop + slice + arrange

Chop and slice your selection of veggies into bite-sized pieces, large enough to dip. Arrange on a large plate.

3.
measure + whisk + dip

In a small bowl, measure and whisk together 2 tablespoons yogurt, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 squeeze of lemon juice, 1 big pinch of salt, 1 tiny pinch of black pepper, and 1 pinch of sugar. Dip your veggies in the rémoulade dip and enjoy!

Surprise Ingredient: Vegetables!

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Hi! We're Vegetables!

"We're as varied as the humans, animals, and plants on our planet! We come in many different colors, sizes, shapes, and flavors, and we're also eaten in a variety of ways, alone or with other foods and either raw or cooked. Not only do we taste good, we're good for you! If you try a veggie you don't particularly like, there may be several others, or other ways of eating it, that you will like!"

  • Vegetables are edible plants or components of a plant that often accompany meat or fish in a main meal. The parts that can be eaten are flowers, fruits, leaves, roots, seeds, or stems.
  • Organic vegetables are certified to have not been grown in chemically-treated soil.
  • Vegetables are an essential part of the diet of any child and adult. Most vitamins and nutrients are contained within the vegetable's skin and the layer directly underneath it.
  • Vegetables are generally very low in fat and calories and excellent for healthy diets.
  • Frozen vegetables are just as beneficial to our health as fresh vegetables.
  • Various ways of cooking vegetables include roasting, baking, boiling, steaming, blanching, deep frying, stir-frying, sweating, grilling, and marinating.
  • Vegetables that are great when tossed with olive oil and roasted are carrots, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, potatoes, and squash.
  • Green leafy vegetables, like collard and mustard greens, kale, spinach, and swiss chard, are very versatile for cooking. Cooking methods include baking, blanching, boiling, steaming, and stir-frying. They are also great in soups; kale and spinach are often eaten raw in salads.
  • The nutritional value of most vegetables decreases during the cooking process. 
  • Vegetables come in all different sizes, shapes, and colors, such as green, purple, red, and yellow. The more colorful, the better they are for you! 
  • Vegetables are one of the richest sources of essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients for our health. Eating our veggies can help to improve our immune systems and allow our bodies to fight against illness and disease, including cancer and heart disease.
  • Many vegetables provide a great source of vitamins A, C, and B. Doctors, scientists, and leading health experts recommend that kids eat multiple servings of vegetables and fruit daily.
  • Vegetables can give children more energy and the ability to concentrate and focus more clearly and for longer periods.
  • Vegetables can benefit our skin, teeth, nails, and hair and keep us looking and feeling young.
  • A balanced diet with lots of vegetables can help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight and live a longer and healthier life.

Let's Learn About France!

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  • Bonjour (hello)! Bienvenue en (welcome to) France and the spectacular Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo da Vinci, and ancient Roman ruins in the Provence region.
  • France is a European country, and its official name is the French Republic. The capital city is Paris, which also has the most people. 
  • France's land area is 248,573 square miles. That is almost the size of the US state of Texas! The number of people in France is 67,874,000, about 43 percent more than in Texas.
  • The official and national language is French, which is also the official language in 12 other countries, and a co-official language in 16 countries, including Canada. 
  • France's government consists of a president, a prime minister, and a parliament and is divided into regions and departments rather than states and counties.
  • The French have a well-known motto, "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity."
  • In addition to the Eiffel Tower, France is known for the Louvre, the most visited art museum worldwide (the Mona Lisa resides there), the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the French Riviera (Côte d'Azur) in southeastern France on the Mediterranean coast.
  • France is famous for the "beaux-arts" (fine arts). Paris is still home to many artists and great painters, artisans, and sculptors. Great literature came from French authors, such as Victor Hugo's novels Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
  • Paris has two popular nicknames. The most common is "The City of Light" (La Ville Lumière), which came about because Paris was the first European city to implement street lighting in 1860, lighting up the city with 56,000 gas street lamps. The second is "The City of Love," (La Ville de L'amour). This name is probably due to Paris being considered one of the most romantic cities in the world and the high number of marriage proposals at the Eiffel Tower!
  • French cuisine is known for its freshness and high quality. Many of the world's greatest pastries originated in France, such as the croissant, eclair, and macaron!
  • Other French foods are escargot (snails!), baguette (bread), ratatouille (roasted tomato, zucchini, and eggplant—remember the movie?!), and crepes (very thin pancakes).

What's It Like to Be a Kid in France?

  • Most kids start school (preschool) at around age three. Depending on the area and the school, students go to school 4 to 5 days a week. They often get a 1½-hour lunch break, and some kids go home for lunch. 
  • Dinner is served at 7:30 pm or later, so afternoon snacks are essential. "Le goûter" (goo-tay), or afternoon tea, often includes a "tartine," a slice of bread topped with something sweet or savory (like cheese, butter and jam, or Nutella). Other popular snacks are yogurt, fromage blanc (white cheese), and fruit. 
  • Popular sports for kids are soccer, bicycling, and tennis.
  • There are several parks in France, in and around Paris. Napoleon III even designed one of them, the Bois de Boulogne, where you can find beautiful gardens, lakes, a zoo, an amusement park, and two horse racing tracks. In addition, kids can go on pony rides, play mini-golf, and race remote control boats at many public parks.  
  • Of course, kids can also go to the most popular theme park in Europe, Disneyland Paris, which opened in 1992. While there, kids can go on a ride unique to Disneyland Paris: Ratatouille: The Adventure!

The Yolk's On You

How did the gardener mend his trousers? 

With a vegetable patch!

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