Hidden Vegetable Recipes for Picky Eaters aka my kids (and your kids!) Hidden veggies in desserts, breads, mac and cheese and more. Enjoy.
Hidden Vegetable Recipes
When introducing food to my babies, I always introduced vegetable puree first. My second child would beg for broccoli growing up. I recall picking her up from her crib one day after nap and she asked me for broccoli and a Popsicle. It was a staple in our home. Somewhere between child three (who is 14 months older than the twins) and child four and five (whoa that was fast), I went wrong. We went from a family of four to a family of seven in a years time. It was quick and I guess my mom award got lost in the “extra” people.
The twins, who are 19 months, and my two and a half year old struggle to eat greens. I make myself feel better by getting all the protein in their diet I can, but man – what did I do wrong? Because I lost my mojo, I had to become a trickster. I was first introduced to hiding veggies in food with this book Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food. I decided to accept the challenge and find additional recipes my kids would love.
Introducing tried and true Hidden Vegetable Recipes for Fussy Easters (aka picky eater kid number three, four and five.) Tell me what your “I’m not eating that” picky kids think of these recipes.
Hidden Vegetable Mac and Cheese Recipes
Cheese and pasta. Need I say more? These Hidden Vegetable Mac and Cheese Recipes are hidden everyone’s my toddlers’ favorite foods group – dairy and grains.
Take a look at this mom hack! This Hidden Vegetable Mac and Cheese Recipe is the insanely easy! | It’s What Works for Us (see also our Toddler Hacks and Tips)
Sneak some veggies into your kids meal with this delicious Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese recipe. | My Fussy Eater (and yours too!)
Veggie mac and cheese muffins have 3 vegetables and 3 kinds of cheese, plus a crunchy topping, and are a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables! | Family Food on the Table
Carrots anyone? They are found in this hidden veggie baked mac and cheese. | Mess for Less
If your kids can look past the green (prep them with Green Eggs and Ham), try this Obviously Veggie Green Mac and Cheese. | Weelicious
Hidden Vegetable Breads
Grains. I never had a child (of any age) turn away from bread, thus we added Hidden Vegetable Breads to our recipe binder.
This pear and zucchini bread might become a family favorite even for the older kids. It freezes really well in slices and defrosts awesomely for the lunchbox. | Kidgredients (love this blog name!)
Puree veggies and sneak them in that way. Try these green monster spinach muffins for your little monsters. | Mess for Less (she has a lot of hidden veggies mastered!)
For breakfast, prepare these cinnamon bagel bites with the hidden veggie, cauliflower. | Healthy Helper
Not only are these Blueberry Zucchini Cream Cheese Muffins moist & creamy, but they also boast some hidden veggies making them healthier. | Frugal Foodie Mama
Cheesy Zucchini Bread made with fresh and healthy zucchini, shredded cheddar cheese, and chives is a delicious and easy savory quick bread loved by the whole family. | The Forked Spoon
Hidden Vegetable Desserts
No other explanation needed. Hidden Vegetable Desserts are our favorite.
Anyone say brownies? These healthy flourless zucchini fudge brownies are made with no butter and no flour. | The Big Man’s World
Continue serving them something good at dessert. Try these hidden spinach chocolate chip muffins for dessert, breakfast, snack, whenever! | Southern Made Simple
You might not share these and Healthy zucchini, at and chocolate chip cookies. Deliciously easy, these hidden veggie cookies will kick any sweet cravings in the butt… totally guilt-free mom (I mean kids). | Bake Play Smile
The next time you make cauliflower rice, reserve a couple of cups to make these tasty cauliflower peanut butter cookies. Packed with peanut butter, these treats can’t be beat! | Vitacost
Need to cool off? Create these delicious hidden Veggie smoothie pops recipe! | Simply Today Life
Hidden Vegetable Dinner Entrees for Kids
Everything else. More Hidden Vegetable Recipes for Kids.
Pizza party! This hidden veggie pizza bread is ridiculously easy to make, kid tested and approved. | My Kids Lick the Bowl
Serve these hidden vegetable meatballs with hidden vegetable spaghetti! | Buzzfeed
Crock-pot sloppy joes with veggies inside! Your kids (or husband) will never know. | Yummy Healthy Easy
This hidden veggie meatloaf is made with carrots. I suggest adding some zucchini and/or spinach too! | The Kitchen Mccabe
Only four ingredients for this hidden veggie cauliflower bread is just like a pizza sandwich – think the kids will love it? | Charisse Yu
Also visit our Cauliflower Healthy Recipes. Pin to Pinterest.
The start of the day is so important. Send your kids to school right with these Quick and Easy Kids Breakfast Recipes. Pin to Pinterest.
One place I hide veggies (and protein) is in smoothies. Take a look at these Smoothie Recipes. Pin to Pinterest.
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Last Updated on August 2, 2020 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living
Laura Tucker says
Thanks for sharing our recipe! What an awesome roundup!
Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living says
Thank you Laura – happy to share!
Great ideas to help me to feed my picky eater I will try some of them and hope that they would help