Throw in some of these hidden veggie meals for dinner so that picky eaters can eat healthier without even knowing it!
You know how it is when young kids find a veggie they don’t like. Like broccoli or cauliflower.. or when they just decide they won’t eat something because it has vegetables in it. It’s a pain! The dog ends up getting it or they sneak it in to their pockets so it looks like they ate it but really they didn’t.
You want kids to eat healthy and to eat more vegetables but you don’t want to be overbearing and too forceful with it. If you do, then they may never give anything a chance and it can result in meltdowns.
In our house, we solve this by making hidden veggie meals. These meals with hidden vegetables are perfect for picky eaters and those who “don’t like vegetables”. They sneak the veggies in so that they aren’t so noticeable.
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Our Favorite Way to Sneak In Veggies
When it comes to vegetables, our secret to hidden veggie meals is shredding! Shredding, Shredding, Shredding! Shred those veggies until you can’t shred anymore and they will become nearly unnoticeable.
The other way we like to use veggies in hidden veggie meals is by mixing it with the meat. You can use ground beef, ground turkey, ground pork, or even chicken and mix in some mashed or pureed veggies. In fact, sometimes we will add some peppers or other veggies to our baked taco cheese stuffed meatballs.
Hidden Veggie Meals for Picky Eaters
Ready to see some amazing and delicious hidden veggies meals for picky eaters? These foods with hidden veggies will be a hit with the family.
Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs from Sava’s Kitchen. These turkey meatballs are loaded with veggies and made in the air fryer for an easy dinner idea.
Cauliflower Pizzas Bites from Amanda’s Cookin. Low carb and healthy, the picky eats will enjoy these pizza bites! The crust is made from cauliflower and many kids probably won’t even realize it.
Vegetable Pasta Sauce from My Pure Plants. Sneak some healthy vegetables into the pasta sauce! This sauce includes 7 different veggies and you can combine it with some spaghetti noodles for a delicious dinner idea.
Eggplant Burgers from Low Carb Yum. Slip some eggplant into dinner with these eggplant burgers.
Mac & Cheese from Strength and Sunshine. The interesting part of this mac and cheese is that it sneaks pureed carrot into the recipe.
Veggie Beef Chili from Sun Grown Kitchen. Loaded with veggies, this chili is perfect for the cooler months.
Baked Chicken Meatballs from Dancing Through the Rain. Made with chicken and veggies, these meatballs are baked and delicious.
Creamy Zucchini Pasta from Masala and Chai. These noodles are made from zucchini and the kids will never know!
Hidden Veggie Meals for Breakfast
These hidden veggie meals for breakfast are another great way to sneak in some healthy veggies!
Green Blender Pancakes from Sam Cooks Kindness. Kids will never know that the green coloring comes from the spinach that’s sneaked into this recipe!
Chocolate Muffins with Spinach from Season and Thyme. Yep, chocolate and spinach come together to create a delicious and healthy breakfast snack.
Hidden Veggie Desserts
Yep! You can hide veggies in desserts too! Check out some of these sweet desserts made with vegetables.
Carrot Cake Zucchini Bars from Budget Friendly Family. These bars are made from carrot cake and shredded zucchini.
Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse from Cook at Home Mom. As they enjoy this tasty dessert, no one will know that you’ve added a veggie to make it a little healthier.
Kale and Apple Cake from Veggie Desserts. Kale and apple are what makes this cake so delicious and it’s topped with an apple flavored icing.
Chocolate Avocado Truffles from Carrots and Cookies. Perfect for sneaking in some avocado, these chocolate truffles will be a delicious after dinner treat.