6 Kid-Approved Recipes Packed With Veggies

posted: 08/16/16
by: Katherine Sosnoff

How do you get your kids to eat more vegetables? It's an age-old parenting problem that luckily has some super delicious solutions. These veggie-packed recipes are guaranteed to have your kids cleaning their plates - while eating up a healthy serving of vegetables in the meantime.

1.) Baked Mac and Cheese With Squash and Cauliflower:
This recipe from Snixy Kitchen is a nutritious take on an old favorite. The result is a creamy, tasty and flavorful meal, with a sizeable portion of squash and cauliflower hidden away in all that gooey deliciousness.

2.) Carrot, Zucchini and Raisin Muffins:
These muffins from Cupcakes and Kale Chips pack a serious portion of veggies into a portable and yummy snack for kids. Bonus? The raisins and maple syrup give a sweet flavor with no sugar added.

3.)Turkey Meatballs:
This recipe from Jessica Alba makes a pretty big batch of meatballs, so these are perfect to throw in the freezer for those days when you need something quick. You can also try throwing in some kale or spinach to add even more

4.) Kale and Berry Smoothie:
Speaking of kale...we all know this superfood has some major nutritional value but good luck getting most kids to eat it without some serious trickery. Enter: this smoothie for a great, healthy frozen treat that's packed with vitamins.

5.) Pumpkin Muffins: You'll be seriously yearning for fall when you make this recipe from Chelsea's Messy Apron. These dessert-like treats are sweetened with very little sugar and antioxidant-rich dark chocolate, so your kids will never notice all the Vitamin A they'll be getting from these pumpkin muffins.

6.) Broccoli and Cheese Tots: These scrumptious Skinnytaste treats are easy to whip up and perfectly bite-sized for toddlers. You can also substitute zucchini or cauliflower if you have those those lying around the house.