My boys are not the greatest when it comes to eating their vegetables. My 6 year old will eat almost anything you set in front of him, but the others usually try to steer clear. Below are a few ways that I have found recently, to make veggies a little more appealing.
Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
My brother actually made this over the weekend when we went down to visit my sister and it was delicious. The boys gobbled them up, except my oldest who at least swallowed them down so he could have his ice cream. All you do is wrap a slice of bacon around 5-6 green beans, sprinkle with some brown sugar and broil in the oven until the beans are tender. Easy peasy and it is so yummy!
Photo by: Taste of Home
Mystery Mashed Potatoes
In our house, cauliflower and broccoli are all but outlawed by the children. However, I can sneak some pureed broccoli or cauliflower into regular mashed potatoes and the boys have no idea. Not only do they eat some veggies that are good for them, but they think there is no fighting or gagging.
If you make anything sweet, kids are sure to eat it. Add some honey or a tad of maple syrup to some steamed carrots and watch how fast they disappear. It doesn’t have to be a lot or unhealthy, just a little bit is enough to give it a sweet taste and make it more appetizing to veggie haters.
How do you make vegetables more palatable to your little ones?