It might be easy to get your kids to eat potatoes and carrots. You may also be successful with broccoli. But there are so many more! At Super Healthy Kids, our message has always been that it’s important to serve your kids a variety of fruits and vegetables, prepared in a variety of ways, to grow kids that aren’t picky. It’s more important that kids taste and begin to appreciate certain flavors, rather than specific foods. In order to be successful you should also learn how to prepare these veggies so kids enjoy them!
We’ve taken 9 vegetables that many kids actually like if you give them a chance, and with the right preparation! Let us know which ones you try, and other veggies your kids like that always surprise people.
A great source of folic acid, asparagus can be delicious on salad or sauteed with a bit of butter and brown sugar. (one of our kids favorite). But we also like these asparagus sticks we call, “twigs in a blanket!” We’ve made them by wrapping bread dough around the asparagus, and baking in the oven until the bread is completely cooked. I’ve used a variety of bread recipes to make this, but this time used homemade french bread.
To get the best flavor from asparagus, and to avoid it tasting bitter, the most important thing is to not over cook it! Cook till just al dente. Over cooking loses it’s flavor as well as it’s texture.
2) Bell Peppers
One reason we love bell peppers, is that they taste great raw! Our kids enjoy them with a traditional ranch dip, but we also like them with cheese! Goat cheese, cream cheese, or Laughing Cow cheese, all taste great paired with bell peppers.
The rich color of bell peppers means they are full of cell protecting anti-oxidants, and beneficial for kids lungs, hearts, and vision.
To make our mini bell pepper canoes, simply slice the top of a bell pepper length wise. Hollow out the seeds. With a piping bag or plastic bag, squeeze your favorite cheese or hummus into the “canoe”. Then pop in your mouth and enjoy! 10 more ways to eat bell peppers here!
3) Winter Squash
The Alpha and Beta Carotene in butternut squash (a variety of winter squash) are essential for vitamin A production. This is one of those veggies however, that must be cooked to enjoy. We love butternut squash roasted, in soups, and it’s one of the only veggies we can also turn into a dessert! (taste like pumpkin pie!)
For the roasted butternut skewers above, we started with chopped butternut squash, then sliced and cut some potatoes. We skewered the squash and potatoes, drizzled with olive oil, and sprinkled with some sea salt. Then, we roasted it in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit, for about 10-15 minutes. Once soft and toasty, they are done. An easy method of cooking this squash as well, is in your slow cooker!
Perhaps very surprising (even to the kids themselves) is that mushrooms can be so delicious when prepared properly! An excellent source of potassium, tryptophan, selenium, and copper. As with the other veggies, the best flavor and texture comes when they are not over cooked!
For this simple mushroom snack, we sauteed the mushrooms in a skillet for about 5-6 minutes. You could also grill or broil, brushed with a touch of olive oil. Then, make mini sandwiches using two crackers, and any other sandwich toppings kids like (we like avocado with our mushroom!) We have a host of other ways mushrooms are delicious for kids, including veggie stuffed mushrooms, mushroom pizza, mushroom burgers, and more!
Can you believe the color in beets? The brilliant red is from the phytonutrient, betacyanin. Betacyanin can protect against cancer by inhibiting cell mutation. Many kids enjoy beets roasted. Mine haven’t gotten there quite yet, but blended up in a dark red smoothie, in soup, or made into jam is our favorite!
Full details on making the jam here.
Cabbage can be eaten raw or cooked! Incorporating more cabbage into your families meals is great because it’s an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C, and fiber. The sulfer in cabbage is also beneficial in helping your liver to neutralize toxic substances.
The simplest way to serve cabbage, is to use it in place of a tortilla. We’ve wrapped all sorts of foods into a cabbage leaf! Above, we took a cabbage leaf, and filled it with some leftover rotisserie chicken, avocado, black beans, and cherry tomatoes. We also enjoy shredded cabbage in a salad, like this sweet cabbage salad here.
Kale! Kids love kale cooked, frozen, or blended. Like cabbage above, kale contains sulfer, vital for liver function. Except kale has the highest concentration of sulfer than any other veggie.
8) Summer Squash
A favorite variety of summer squash among kids is zucchini. The mildness of zucchini makes it perfect to include in so many different types of recipes. From chocolate cake, muffins, pancakes, chips, or even imitating pasta!
For zucchini pizza above, we sliced off the top, lengthwise. Topped the zucchini with pizza sauce and mozzarella, then baked in the oven until the zucchini was soft and tender. This zucchini was super tiny, so it only took about 10 minutes. The bigger the zucchini, the longer it will take to cook. Pierce with a fork, and if it’s soft, it’s ready.
Kids love peas! I’m actually surprised by how many parents tell me their toddlers will eat frozen peas straight from the bag! I think it’s hilarious and adorable. Rich in several B vitamins, green peas are important for metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.
We call the snack above, a finger salad! Kids can pick up the container, and eat this “salad” with their fingers, no forks required! This one simply had grapes, cheese, carrots, and peas. Here’s a different finger salad we posted on instagram.
And there you have it! Don’t give up if you feel like your kids aren’t eating veggies. There are so many different veggies to try, with a million more kid friendly ways to prepare them. Let us know in the comments what veggies your kids like that surprises most people!
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