Getting kids to eat their vegetables can oftentimes be no easy task. Sneaking vegetables into recipes is a great way to add nutrition to your little one's meals, while also getting them to eat their veggies. Since June 17th is National Eat Your Vegetable day, you can celebrate by cooking up something healthy and delicious that's also kid-friendly! Here are 10 veggie-packed recipes to try at home with your little one.
- Veggie-Loaded Chicken Bites:
- Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese:
- Spinach Sweet Potato Veggie Tots:
- Hash Brown Zucchini Waffles:
- Avocado Spinach Pasta:
- Green Smoothie Popsicles:
- Easy Carrot Muffins:
- Hidden Vegetable Pasta Sauce:
- Homemade "Go-Gurt" with Hidden Veggies:
- Brown Sugar Cinnamon Carrots:
Another way to introduce more vegetables into your little one's diet is to try and make the experience fun. Provide lots of opportunities for them to participate in the food preparation process. When a child is part of the cooking process, they are more likely to want to taste their own creation! Secondly, give them the option to play with their food! You can add veggies to their plate without expecting them to eat it. Encourage them to touch or taste the vegetables when they are at the table. Find ways to reinforce their attempts to eat a new vegetable through positive praise.