I admit it, I’m not a big vegetable fan. I really wish I was! Unfortunately, my little girl has taken after me. I have to be sneaky and use hidden veggie recipes to make sure she is getting the nutrients that she needs.
I have searched all over Pinterest to find hidden veggie recipes that everyone in my family will approve of. I wanted to put them all together in a list because I’m sure I’m not the only one who struggles with getting your kids (and maybe even yourself) to eat more vegetables.
I still try to make sure she has whole vegetables on her plate so that she will continue to try them but this is honestly the easier way to make sure she is eating what she should.
If you want to get more vegetables in your diet, try these easy and delicious hidden veggie recipes below and let us know what you think!
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Berry Beet Popsicles: Popsicles are a must have in the summer! These are a great way to get yourself to eat beets, I really don’t know anyone that likes biting into a beet so these would be a good option. They look delicious!
Cauliflower Tater Tots: If your kids love the regular tater tots, give these a try. Cauliflower is great for sneaking into recipes because it takes on the flavor of the other ingredients.
Hidden Broccoli Berry Smoothie: I have tried my best to like broccoli but I just can’t do it! By mixing it together into a yummy smoothie, I can actually eat it like I need to.
Hidden Veggie Crock Pot Sloppy Joes: I don’t know what I like more, the fact that hiding veggies in a comfort food is genius or that you can throw this all in a slow cooker and forget about it! This is a great way to sneak in mushrooms and carrots for picky eaters.
Hidden Veggie Mac and Cheese: You gotta love mac and cheese. Most kids do so it is super easy to sneak in vegetables by using this recipe. They won’t even know it has squash. You could also throw in some pureed cauliflower.
Flourless Squash & Peanut Butter Cookies: I love peanut butter cookies. If I can sneak some squash in there for some actual nutrients, I am all about it!
Cauliflower Pancakes: What I love about these pancakes is that you can’t tell that it has veggies in it. I know that if some kids even see green or orange in their food, they won’t touch it. Top with some fresh fruit to really amp up the nutritional value!
Zucchini Meatballs: You can put these in your spaghetti sauce or use a different sauce and serve them over rice. The kids will never know they are full of healthy ingredients!
Sneaky Mashed Potatoes: Most kids love mashed potatoes. Use this recipe to sneak in some cauliflower. They mix together so well that they will never notice. This is great if you don’t have time to puree any vegetables.
Healthy Zucchini Brownies: It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t like brownies. You can use this recipe to not feel so guilty about indulging in dessert. It has vegetables in it after all!
The easiest way to sneak in more vegetables is to not worry about having pureed veggies on hand all the time. I like to cook a big batch of vegetables and puree them for future use. They freeze great and you will always have some on hand.
Let us know if you try any of these hidden veggie recipes and if they were a big hit with your family!
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Deborah Hopper says
A good way to add veggies to a meal, Thank you.