Crazy Cool Veggie Platters

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You don’t have to hide veggies to get kids to eat them, but turning them into a recognizable work of art can’t hurt. If you want to draw attention to the healthy vegetable platters you have planned for your next party, take inspiration from your kids’ favorite cartoon characters. We love what Offbeat Mama did with inspiration from Sesame Street and a whole host of fruits and veggies. Go to the store with some possible characters and colors in mind, and consider these great tips from Serious Eats.

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Veggie / William Ismael / CC BY 2.0

1. Think Fresh.

Raw veggies are best when they are as fresh as fresh can be. Shop a close to your party as possible, and choose local, in-season produce for the best flavor and appearance.

2. Anything Goes.

Don’t be afraid to try a new veggie–there’s not much that won’t work on a great platter. Serious Eats explains how to prep and present almost any veggie you could imagine.

3. Dip Right.

Unhealthy dips can kill the flavor and overwhelm the nutritional value of a veggie platter in no time flat. Try one of our dipping options over at Guiding Stars, such as Avocado Tomatillo Salsa, Creamy Hummus, or Herbed Blue Cheese Dressing and Dip.

Enjoy the flavor and the feeling of success when your family asks you to serve up veggies more often!