We already talked about veggies in our daily meals to improve your healthy habits and healthy eating. Families who struggle with adding healthy veggies at meal time will be happy to learn that there are ways to masquerade veggies as old family favorites or new and improved recipes that taste amazing and promote better health. If you family turns their nose at the sight of squash or refuses to eat cooked carrots, there doesn’t have to be standoff at the dinner table.
A simple meal plan include healthy veggies that are chopped, diced, pureed, and hidden inside bigger meals that satisfy even the most discerning picky eater. Take a look at these meals that have hidden veggies your family will never guess are in there.
Make meatloaf great again
Meatloaf is generally a family favorite. If your family loves it, you can sneak veggies in the mix that will give the meatloaf more vitamins and minerals.
• Shred or puree carrots and add to the mix
• Shred zucchini and mix in with a combination of ground pork or beef
• Puree onions and even the most discerning eye won’t find them
• Crush tomatoes and make a homemade catsup to baste the meatloaf in.
Lace that lasagna with some unexpected veggies
Lasagna is a great dish to add hidden veggies. From the meatballs to the filling, you can add nutrients that your family won’t know are there and claim the prize for the best-tasting dish at the potluck.
• Add shredded carrot, cabbage, or squash to your meatball mixture.
• Finely chop mushrooms, spinach, onion, zucchini, and mix with the ricotta cheese for a veggie-packed layer of goodness
• Use spinach pasta for the noodles
Hide some veggies in your brownies
Dessert can be one of the easiest ways to sneak veggies into your family’s tummy.
• Make your next batch of brownies using pureed sweet potatoes
• Make an awesome batch of zucchini bread or carrot cake
• Puree spinach or beets to use in chocolate cake
• Avocado and cocoa make an amazing pudding
In conclusion, eating your veggies won’t be a fight when you find creative ways to sneak veggies. With a little creativity, you can find ways to enhance any dish with veggies that are good for your family and improve your healthy eating habits.