Want to know a secret weapon of mine? Short on time and an easy way to get a whole bunch of vegetables in your [kids'] diet? From-the-box fondue! Don't ask me why it doesn't need refrigeration--it's almost too good to be true.
It comes in a foil pouch that slips out and into your pot. We are now officially a two cheese box family. Can you believe it? We do have a fondue pot, but we don't mess with digging it out dusting it off, we just warm the cheese on the stove and return it whenever it cools off too much. Creates anticipation, you know?
I steam all my veggies together. You could even buy precut to save additional time. I almost couldn't find my apple, it was so well camouflaged.
Big chunks of dipping bread are known to be popular with the little people of my house. You could also dip cooked chunks of your meat of choice for additional protein and iron. I'm more of a veggie/carbohydrate girl myself.
We always do fondue on New Year's Eve, but we love it so much, I pulled it out a little early this year. And we might be seeing even more of it with it's luring simplicity and ease.