We both know it can be a bit of a punish to get your kids to eat their veggies.
Especially when they’re tired.
So what I thought I’d do today is give you some outside the box ideas to help increase their daily intake.
And hopefully avoid another argument at the dinner table.
* Try a pesto to use as a sauce for things like chicken.
Teresa Cutter has a good recipe here that’ll disguise a bunch of veggies in!
* Blitz up cauliflower and use it as ‘rice’
* same goes for Zucchini – for your pasta alternative
* Adding in as much as you can to your Bolognese – carrots, celery, whatever you can cut up small and smuggle in, go for your life.
* Try making stuff like frittatas – where you can throw in some bacon, egg and cheese, stuff like that they’ll love while mixing in some veggies that might not normally make the cut on their plate – pumpkin for example.
* Have chips with your meal.
You can use either sweet potato or even kale chips.
* Last but not least is the good old home made pizza.
You can even make your own almond meal base if you really want to be healthy.
But even with a traditional base, you can add whatever veggies you want to your traditional pizza.
The odd occasion that we have them at home we do a ham and pineapple as the focus (cause what kid doesn’t love ham and pineapple pizza!) and add in some veggies like broccoli too.
Sure, that’s a harder sell but it’s possible.
Do you have anything else you’d add to the list that’ll help increase your kids veggie intake?