Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

Top 5 Easy Ways to Smuggle Veggies for Kids

by helenonthesofa (follow)
Check out my Weekend Notes articles here: www.weekendnotes.com/profile/160877
Eating (32)      Kids (130)      Preschoolers (19)      Meals (3)      Vegetables (2)      Veggie Smuggling (2)     
Not all children like the notion of eating their vegetables, with some kids downright refusing to eat their greens. As parents, we know it's vital for kids to get a good daily intake of fruit and veggies, and so one tactic that can be employed to ensure that this happens, particularly fussy eaters, is to smuggle veggies into food, or cook them in such a way that kids might not discern that vegetables are lurking in their meals.



Veggie smuggling
Photo: Dana Payne, Wikimedia Commons


Often, once kids have gotten used to vegetables in one format, they are then quite happy to eat them in many other forms, so this is something often just used to get round initial disinterest.

Here's 5 easy ways to smuggle vegetables into meals:

1. Home Made Pasta sauce - the internet is full of recipes for home made pasta sauce and it's an easy one to hide several vegetables in. I make a really easy one which is a tomato base, but also includes onion, garlic, carrot, capsicum and zuccini. Whatever you can get away with, blend it all in.

2. Add to burgers and meatballs. When I make home made burgers and meatballs I will regularly add in onion, garlic and often also spinach. It works really well with beef and chicken (although beef disguises its colour more), and it's a vital source of iron for little bodies. With chicken burgers, grated carrot is a great addition that also keeps the burgers nice and moist.

3. Add to muffins. You can consider savoury and sweet options here. For mini savoury bites consider cheese and ham muffins and toss in a little onion and grated carrot. If you're feeling brave go for sweet corn too. For sweet muffins, think of moist apple and carrot or blueberry and zuccini muffins. They will honestly never know. Carrot cake to me definitely doesn't taste of carrot.

4. Smoothies. If you're making a banana or mixed fruit strawberry, this is the perfect vehicle to blend some extra vegetables into. Think of sweet root type vegetables such as beetroot or carrot.

5. Finally, if your kids are pizza fans, consider adding some grated vegetables into the pizza topppings. Carrot, onion and capsicum are easy choices, but home made spinach pesto is a good addition too. Plenty of tomato sauce and cheese will help you pull off a cunning disguise.

Do you have any other ways to sneak vegetables into kids foods?

#Eating
#Kids
#Preschoolers
#Vegetables
#Veggie Smuggling
#Meals
I like this Article - 1
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by helenonthesofa
Many mums are looking to lose a few pounds after having a baby, but joining a gym or going to an exe...
465 views
Reading Eggs is an online application that can help children to learn to read
297 views
According to the Australian Department of Health, children are able to get the flu vaccine from as y...
3 answers
When nappy rash strikes it leaves your baby sore and stressed, and whilst easily treated, it's no pi...
178 views
Not sure what an unplugged childhood is? Perhaps think back to your own childhood, free of iPads, s...
777 views
It is well documented that child obesity is on the rise with adult obesity not faring much better
210 views
view all articles by helenonthesofa
Articles by helenonthesofa on Other Hubs
I'm a big fan of crafts that use up toilet rolls as they're something every family has lying around...
8 likes
If you have a child at home who enjoys having their face painted, then this is a quick and easy fun ...
6 likes
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 11058
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
When the clocks change, or in summer months, it can be difficult if your baby wakes extra early ...
4695 views
If you're looking for cheap baby goods for your baby, here are some excellent stores you can go to t...
10524 views
One way of cutting the cost of having a baby is to get some of your baby items second hand
8587 views
Most preschoolers love telling jokes but don't always 'get' the punch line or might instead tell...
by Jane
2198 views
IPads are a great way to keep kids busy on long journeys or while waiting for appointments
by Jane
1670 views
I love crystals and have a few in my collection, so when junior got a Crystal Growing Kit for Christ...
1843 views
As the school holidays in Australia reach over the halfway point and the new school year beckons, pa...
275 views
My 10 year old daughter has a friend who Iím pretty sure is headed down the road of self-destructi...
280 views
Going camping with a baby can be a daunting prospect
by Jane
1971 views
Stealth ones, smelly ones, side leakers and back shooters are just a few different types of baby poo...
1269 views
Categories
Parenting (156)
Play (88)
Tips (47)
Eating (32)
Travel (27)
Safety (23)
Sleep (11)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version