Recipes That’ll Make Your Kids Fall In Love With Veggies

Do you have such picky eaters at home? Can your kids endure not eating at all if they see that only veggies are available for dinner? Then if yes is your answer to these questions, then you already know that forcing, bribing, or pressuring them to eat veggie dishes won’t cut it any longer. But as with any problem, there’s always a solution! Baby steps first: take your kids’ favorite food and incorporate veggies into them, gradually. When we say gradually, start with the veggies that aren’t really bitter or will perfectly blend into the taste of the dish, then once your kid is already used to it, you can choose the more “unpleasant” veggies next.  To give you an idea, here are recipes of the 3 most kid-friendly foods only they have veggies in them:

Do you have such picky eaters at home? Can your kids endure not eating at all if they see that only veggies are available for dinner? Then if yes is your answer to these questions, then you already know that forcing, bribing, or pressuring them to eat veggie dishes won’t cut it any longer. But as with any problem, there’s always a solution! Baby steps first: take your kids’ favorite food and incorporate veggies into them, gradually. When we say gradually, start with the veggies that aren’t really bitter or will perfectly blend into the taste of the dish, then once your kid is already used to it, you can choose the more “unpleasant” veggies next.

To give you an idea, here are recipes of the 3 most kid-friendly foods only they have veggies in them:

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Pizza Roll-ups

Know any kid who doesn’t like pizza? Well we sure don’t. So we know that once you lay out the veggies on top of the regular pizza, there’s still a chance that your kid will just take the veggies out before eating it. So, make it into a pizza roll-up!

INGREDIENTS:

  • Mina pizza dough or tortilla

  • Your favorite marinara or pizza sauce

  • Eggplant, thinly sliced

  • Diced tomatoes or Sliced Cherry tomatoes

  • Pepperoni

  • Basil leaves

  • Fresh Spinach

  • Mozzarella Cheese

  • Parmesan Cheese

  • Butter, melted

Cook your marinara or pizza sauce, then once it’s almost done, put the basil leaves and diced tomatoes. Don’t try to smash or crush the tomatoes. Set aside. Lay out your dough or tortilla. Spread the sauce. Lay the thin eggplant slices first and put a pepperoni on each. Put some spinach leaves. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Generously put mozzarella cheese on top. Now roll the pizza, secure it with cute toothpicks. Brush each roll-up with butter then quickly roll in parmesan cheese.

Put your pizza roll-ups in the stainless steel taco holders and bake them in the oven for about 15-20 mins. Serve and enjoy!


Cheezy-V Burritos

If your picky eater doesn’t really like tacos because of the lettuce, onions, and tomatoes that are so out there, then here’s the recipe that’ll change their mind about eating Mexican favorites.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Whole wheat tortillas

  • Lean ground beef

  • Taco Seasoning

  • Cooked rice, optional (if you think your kids like rice in their burritos)

  • Cooked pinto beans

  • Chopped yellow and green bell peppers

  • Chopped onions

  • Chopped tomatoes

  • Finely shredded lettuce

  • Olive oil

  • Mozzarella, Cheddar, Jack Cheese

In a skillet, cook the ground beef until browned. Remove all the excess oil. Add in the onions and green peppers in olive oil until they’re tender. Add the cooked beans. Mix in the cooked rice and put enough taco seasoning. Mix well. Lay each tortilla flat then spread the mixture from the center outwards, leaving about ¼ from the edge. Place the tomatoes and shredded lettuce preferably in the inner center part. Sprinkle with the 3 cheeses. Roll up the burrito. Then, seam side down, put a burrito in each compartment of the stainless steel taco holders. You may sprinkle more cheese on top of each burrito. Put in the oven and bake for just about 10-15 mins. Serve with fun dips like guacamole, sour cream, and nacho cheese.


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Deep Fried BBC Bombs

BBC stands for Bacon-Broccoli-Cheese. Sounds like a fun and tasty combination, right? But if your kiddo’s not a fan of those green flower-like veggies, then this is the perfect food to make! If it’s cheesy, has bacon, and deep fried, they’ll definitely love it!

INGREDIENTS:

  • Melted butter

  • Pre-made refrigerated biscuit dough (can be bought in grocery stores)

  • Broccoli florets, blanched (may be sliced into smaller pieces if you want)

  • Shredded Cheese (sharp cheddar or cheddar blend)

  • Chopped bacon, cooked (fried until crispy)

  • Italian seasoning

  • Salt and pepper

  • Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. With a rolling pin or just your hands, flatten the dough into 4-inch rounds. Place a few pieces of broccoli, about 2 tablespoons of cheese, and bacon in the center. Wrap the dough around it and press the edges to make sure they’re sealed well. Shape them just like bread sticks or chicken fingers so that later on, they’ll be easier to handle. In a baking pan or tray, line each one side by side.

Then, a small bowl, whisk butter with italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Brush on top. Sprinkle generously with parmesan cheese. Put in the oven and bake for about 16-18 minutes until golden brown.

To serve, put the BBC Bombs in your stainless steel taco holders. And prepare different kinds of dipping sauces so your kids could enjoy - like ranch, honey mustard, ketchup, sour cream & chive, etc.