Tips for Sneaking Veggies in Your Meals

tips for sneaking in veggies

Children need to be offered food at least 10-15 times before they will get used to it.  So, it’s important that we don’t give up too quickly when your child spits out your bean sprouts.

Sometimes it’s just not possible to make everything from scratch so it’s good to have a few favorite quick meals in your pantry. I’m notorious for adding fresh ingredients to my out of the box meals.

Tips for Sneaking Veggies in Your Meals

1. Sneak in veggies into meals that kids already like.

Kids already love macaroni and cheese so this is the perfect opportunity to “sneak” in some veggies into this meal.

garden vegetable pasta

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2. Shred veggies into your meals.

I love shredding zucchini and carrots into almost every meal. Also, another favorite is finely chopping spinach. I add to meatballs, pizza, burgers, eggs, pancakes, waffles, muffins, sloppy joe, soups…

3. Make a veggie puree to add to your tomato sauce.

I made this healthy alfredo sauce and it’s made from veggies. It’s incredibly delicious. Here’s the recipe. Another good one that I haven’t done is adding pumpkin, sweet potato or squash  puree to your tomato base sauce. It adds a chock full of beta carotene and fiber.

4. Add veggies to your smoothies, shakes or juice drinks.

Add carrots, spinach, kale, cucumbers, celery, avocado, pumpkin… to smoothies.

5. Make a healthy dip like hummus to eat your veggies with.

My boys will devour a plate full of veggies with hummus dip. Here’s a collection of our favorite hummus recipes: Sun-dried Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper & Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus.

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hamburger helper aisle

What are some of your tips?

Here are some of our favorites:

Open Flower Hummus Sandwich

Cranberry Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Homemade Pita Chips

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hamburger Helper® . The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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