11 Recipes You’ll Never Know Are Full of Vegetables
Getting your kids to eat anything at all can be battle enough, but getting them to eat vegetables can be downright impossible at times. What if you could get your kids to eat vegetables without knowing it and without any complaining, whining or a single tantrum? Sound too good to be true? It’s not! While hiding them isn’t the most ideal way to get your kids to eat vegetables, sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. Here are 11 recipes, each with at least one sneaky vegetable, that will please both parent and child.
1. Veggie Breakfast Scramble: Make a batch of these breakfast muffins and stick them in the freezer for busy mornings. You’ll have time to get ready and your toddler will be eating quinoa, zucchini, tomatoes and egg with every bite and have no idea. Win-win! (via Becky’s Best Bites)
2. Black Bean Brownies: If your kids insist on dessert, make it something you can feel good about too. These sneaky brownies are made with a can of black beans for an extra punch of protein. (via The Pretty Bee)
3. Secret Green Rice: Not only is this rice a cool color, but it’s also hiding THREE veggies in there. So while your kid thinks they’re just devouring their favorite color, you know they’re really eating cauliflower, spinach and avocado. (via My Fussy Eater)
5. Sweet Corn Fritters: These corn fritters are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside and sure to be a hit with adults and kids alike. Store any leftovers in the freezer and reheat as needed for a grab-and-go snack with some substance. (via Annabel Karmel)
6. Chicken + Veggie Nuggets: Sometimes just making the food into a fun shape is enough to entice little ones to try a bite. It doesn’t hurt that these nuggets are filled with an entire bag of frozen mixed veggies either. Shine on, Mom. (via Cheeky Kitchen)
7. Cauliflower Pizza Bites: Watch your kids’ eyes light up when they find out they’re having pizza for lunch. Go ahead and pat yourself on the back as they devour the cauliflower crust without hesitation. (via A Healthy Slice of Life)
10. Chocolate Avocado Pudding: Score extra points with the whole family by serving heaping bowls of chocolate pudding for dessert. Just make sure you dispose of the avocado skin before anyone sees it, because that’s the only way they’ll ever know it was there. (via Forgiving Martha)
How do you plan on upping your kids’ veggie intake? Will you give any of these recipes a try? Dish it up and leave us a comment!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!