I totally get that the whole encouraging kids to eat veggies can be a big problem for us parents, especially if you’ve got a picky eater on your hands. I thought I’d take time to share just how I manage to sneak the extra veggies into my kids’ food, easy recipes that even my most reluctant veggie eater snaffles down.
A smoothie easily hides vegetables, the best ones to sneak in are spinach, peas and avocado. Once the warmer weather comes you can even make the smoothies into smoothie-pops, which are often much healthier and more nutritious than shop bought ice-lollies. Check out our immune booster smoothie recipe, it’s a big hit here.
When I cook up a pan of bolognese sauce it has canned tomatoes, blitzed carrots, peppers, onions and celery all squeezing into that popular tea time favourite. The secret here is to blitz the veggies in the food processor so they’re really small and cook away into the sauce and once they’re mixed in with the minced beef they’re undetectable, even by an expert vegetable avoider.
All kids like to dip – be it bread sticks, nachos, wedges or just their pizza crusts. They love dipping! You can mix up some pretty vibrant coloured vegetable dense dips that you’re little ones will find it really hard to resist. Two of our firm favourites are beetroot hummus and pesto pea dip.
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