We all know veggies are good for us. They’re full of vitamins and nutrients. Our parents always told us fruits and vegetables would help us grow big and strong! But not everyone’s taste buds agree with how good vegetables are.
Do you have at least one picky eater in your family? It might be your kids, spouse, or in-laws. If you have a picky eater in your family, sneak veggies into their next meal! Think you’ll get caught? Not with these 5 sneaky ways to hide veggies in their foods!
Everyone can get down with a hearty pasta dish. There are so many different varieties of pasta that everyone can find what they’re looking for.
Sneaking vegetables into a pasta sauce will add layers of flavors and loads of nutrition. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, onions, zucchini, spinach and many more can be chopped up, cooked down and hidden nicely in a sauce. No one will know how many veggies they’re really eating.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, there’s something about a grilled cheese sandwich that’s just good for the soul. Add some texture to the usual cheese and bread combo by putting some tomato slices in between. The cheesy goodness, crispy bread and fresh tomatoes are a match made in heaven. Yes, they’ll see the tomato. BUT heat will caramelize the natural sugars inside a tomato slice and minimize the tart flavor some folks object to. Being surrounded my melted cheese also works wonders!
For an extra shot of veggies, pair it with tomato soup… the perfect dipping partner to a grilled cheese sandwich.
Shred Vegetables into a Casserole
Who doesn’t love a good casserole dish? They’re cheesy and filled with owey goey goodness! This is an awesome way to hide veggies. Grab a grater and shred peppers, eggplant, zucchini, carrots or broccoli. Mix your grated vegetables into your favorite casserole, bake, and no one will ever know how many veggies they’re eating.
I’m sorry… avocado and chocolate? Yes! This velvety goodness is a treat you won’t feel guilty for eating. All you need is an avocado, cocoa powder, brown sugar, coconut milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Toss everything in a blender until it’s smooth, chill it in the fridge for 30 minutes and enjoy! Vegetables for dessert… yum!
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, eggs are always a great choice. But they can be so much more than just eggs! Before you scramble, season and sauté peppers and tomatoes in a frying pan. Mix them with your scrambled eggs. Enjoy them on their own or wrap your eggs and veggies in a tortilla for a breakfast wrap. For some extra texture and hide-a-bility, toss in some cheese and your sauce of choice.
There’s a vegetable out there for everyone to fall in love with. With some creativity in the kitchen, you’ll find the best way to prepare it to make it tasty for you.
We want to know, what are your favorite ways to hide vegetables in food?