Getting my girls to eat anything remotely resembling vegetables is a chore.
A painfully torturous one.
But I’ve come up with a few sneaky tricks to get the veg in:
Mac & Cheese: This dish can hide a multitude of
evil veggies! Cooked and pureed carrots blend nicely without notice, as do peeled raw zucchini, and steamed and pureed cauliflower! (I once tried pureed peas and passing it off as a special springtime version, but that didn’t really work out too well, as it was a bit greenish.)
Yogurt: Lightly sweetened yogurt can take a hit of greens powder mixed in, and if the resulting greenish color is a bit off-putting, just puree some fresh or frozen blueberries and the little ones won’t notice the difference!
Spaghetti Sauce: Any white or orange-y veggie can be pureed and mixed into this and pass under the veg radar.
Sweet Hummus: Instead of garlic and lemon juice being added in to pureed garbanzo beans, add something sweet like maple syrup, honey, or pureed bananas or peaches. (my kids won’t eat regular hummus, but they will accept this sweet alternative to dip things into.
So what tips and tricks do you have for getting veggies into your kids? Let us know in a comment below (mandatory entry) and be entered into our giveaway!
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