Kids. [Sigh.] They’re the toughest eaters to please. So what do you do when your little guy or gal won’t touch anything that doesn’t come from a pizza box? Use these 5 Veggie Dishes Your Kids Will Love.
Even good eaters sometimes turn up their noses at a plate full of steaming vegetables. But every caregiver understands that the nutrients in veggies are crucial for helping young bodies and minds grow strong. Fortunately, you can prepare veggie dishes for kids that won’t cause a riot at the dinner table.
These healthy recipes for kids are packed with mild-tasting vegetables, from mushrooms to squash to zucchini. You’ll also find recipes with protein-rich (and budget-friendly!) beans. Although beans technically aren’t veggies, lots of kids treat them as such.
These meal ideas are in forms that are familiar to children. Think pizza, tacos, and more. They’re a fantastic way to serve your children nutritious food while making their taste buds happy. They might not even realize they’re eating healthy foods!
1. Super Veggie Lasagna
Many super-picky kids wolf down lasagna, so put veggie recipes like this one on your menu. It incorporates carrots, spinach, zucchini, peppers, and mushrooms into a classic, family-friendly dish.
2. Flatbread Veggie Pizza
Ditch greasy pizza takeout and serve a homemade veggie version. Use premade multigrain naan, found in the deli or bread section, and top it with bell peppers, crushed tomatoes, mushrooms, or any of your kids’ favorite veggies.
3. Cheesy Skillet Bean & Veggie Taco
This combo of yellow squash, mushrooms, zucchini, and more pack healthy vegetables into a kid-approved taco recipe.
4. Pizza Zucchini Boats
Serve a fun twist on pizza night with this healthy pizza recipe. There’s no dough to make; the pizza ingredients are piled into a scooped-out zucchini half.
5. Roasted Veggie Burritos (Make-Ahead Recipe)
Veggie dishes for kids make dinner a breeze, no matter how crazy-busy your schedule. Prep these burritos over the weekend, store them in the freezer, and then microwave or bake them when you’re ready to enjoy.
Do you have tips or tricks for getting little eaters to nosh on veggies? Please share in the comments section below.
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