Do you make food presentation interesting and appetizing?
Having worked at an elementary school planning menus for the hot lunch program, food appearance was one of my top goals. The days less popular items went out in cute single serving dishes, or were carefully cut and served nicely on the tray, made a big difference with acceptance. Even the way an orange is sliced make it look more appealing and therefore increased the likelihood of being eaten.
Think about this and pay attention at your house. Does everything look tasty?
You know the saying “you eat with your eyes”? This is so important when presenting food to your family. This post explains how we eat with our 5 senses, and why eating with our eyes is a true phenomenon. Making healthy foods look tasty is probably the #1 way to get your child to take that first bite of a new food. Take the time to make those new foods interesting and appetizing.
I try my hardest to present food in an appetizing way at my home. When I saw the following recipe, I was quite excited. It looked fabulous and it was simple.
In fact, this simple broiled steak recipe was the fastest fancy dinner I have ever served!
With a fancy name to go with to boot. Haricot Verts are really just a name for french style green beans. This recipe is really steak and green beans with a sauce, but I like the fancy name better:)
I don’t normally buy much beef. When I do, I try to pick the lean order clomid us cuts.
A quick tip for knowing what cuts of beef are more lean:
- Those cuts with the term loin or round in the name are more lean cuts of beef. Examples include sirloin, round steak, tenderloin etc.
I was looking for a recipe using sirloin steak. Because of how appetizing it looked, I settled on Broiled Steak & Asparagus with Feta Cream Sauce from The Kitchn.
Next time I prepare this recipe, I will trim some of the fat off the steak to cut back on the amount of fat that drips on the veggies. There would still be enough drippings to make the veggies tasty. I made enough green beans to feed an army and they were all gone by the end of the meal.
You could do a variety of veggies under the steak. The original recipe called for asparagus, but it was so expensive the day I shopped I went with hericot verts. I think carrots, broccoli, brussel sprouts, or even diced potatoes would make yummy substitutions. I am all about using what is already in your fridge.
I served the feta sauce on the side. Both littles thought the sauce was great, I was a bit surprised. A simple broiled steak dinner done in 15 minutes, and they liked everything about it. Awesome!A simple and elegant meal that is quick to prepare. Broiled Steak with Hericot Verts & Feta Sauce. Click To Tweet
What veggie will you use with this recipe?