Got a little vegetable dodger on your hands? Don’t despair, if all else fails there’s always the option of sneaking a few greens in sideways with our super-stealthy recipes. We know it’s not the same as polishing off a bowl of broccoli, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction…
Beef & red pepper burgers
Pack your patties with extra carrots and roasted peppers to boost flavour and up kids’ veggie intake. Little ones will polish these off in no time.
Pasta with tomato & hidden veg sauce
Pack in tons of the good stuff with this five-star recipe. The sauce is crammed full of celery, carrots, leeks, peppers, tomatoes and onion – and those mini connoisseurs won’t have a clue. Try serving with plenty of cheese for a good hit of calcium, too.
Broccoli & potato croquettes
These moreish and crunchy croquettes are a clever way of getting the green stuff into kids who banish broccoli – and they taste great as a cold snack the day after, too. The cream cheese dip is bound to be a winner all round.
Creamy avo lollies
While avocadoes are technically a fruit, we couldn’t resist including these beautifully creamy lollies. Made with avocadoes, yogurt, lime and a touch of vanilla, kids won’t be able to get enough.
Spaghetti & meatballs with hidden veg sauce
Who can resist spaghetti and meatballs? No one we’ve ever met. Courgettes, carrot and onion will all go down a storm in this crafty recipe, and the whole family will enjoy tucking in.
Grated courgette and very finely chopped broccoli might just make their way past the most adamant of veg haters in these beautifully golden fritters. And if kids become a fan of these you’ll be well on your way to packing in their five-a-day…
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