Texas Living

Sneak Your Veggies: 7 Kid-Approved Nutritious Recipes

By Ellise Giller 3.23.16

Take the hassle out of dinnertime with these seven recipes that cleverly add vegetables to keep your kids from saying “yuck” before, during or after a meal! They’ll never guess these tasty dishes are full of veggie goodness.

Avocado Fries

Slice avocado, dip in egg and then breadcrumb mixture, and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes until crispy.

Spaghetti Squash

Substitute spaghetti squash for regular noodles! Split the squash in half, roast it, then remove the “noodles” with a kitchen fork. Toss with warm marinara and top with Parmesan.

Broccoli-Cheese Soup

Simmer broccoli in chicken broth until tender, and then stir in cubes of your kid’s favorite cheese, milk, cornstarch, and a bit of garlic powder.

Summer Squash Casserole

Kids will never notice shredded summer squash when you combine it with cooked ground beef, diced tomatoes, garlic, oregano, and plenty of shredded mozzarella. Bake in the oven until hot and bubbly.

Mushroom Hamburger Patties

Pulse mushrooms in a food processor until chopped. Then combine with beef, salt, and any other ingredients your child loves in burgers. Form patties and cook as you normally would.

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Shred zucchini and combine with flour, sugar, baking soda, spices, eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and semisweet chocolate chips, then pour batter into muffin tins. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.