Eating vegetables can sometimes feel like the hardest part of a kid's day. Veggies get a bad reputation by kids for being gross and boring, but if your child understands how important vegetables are in their diet, there will be no hesitancy to eating a whole plate of broccoli.
If your child is having a hard time eating his or her vegetables, don't be discouraged! Vegetables are essential and full of flavor, but not every child picks up on the veggie magic without a fight. We created a list of some recipes packed full of vegetables that kids will love. From veggie pizza to a great recipe for spaghetti squash pasta, we have something here for every kid's taste buds to help them get more nutrition in their diet. Don't worry, you'll love these recipes too. You may even need more veggies than you're currently eating!
Baked Broccoli Tots
This dish is an easy and tasty way to get your kids eating more greens. These tots can be a side to a main dish, eaten over rice, or even made as a midday snack.
Find this recipe at Gimme Delicious Food
Roasted Vegetable Pizza
Kids love pizza, there's no denying that! This recipe uses roasted vegetables as a topping. If you're having an extremely hard time getting kids to eat their veggies, try putting the cheese on after the vegetables so the veggies are hidden.
Find this recipe at Hello Little Home
Honey Glazed Root Vegetables and Squash
This family friendly dish combines carrots, sweet potatoes, and squash and uses a honey glaze for a sweet taste. The whole family will enjoy this recipe.
Find this recipe at Dinner at the Zoo
Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Sausage Tomato Sauce
This recipe uses roasted spaghetti squash instead of spaghetti pasta to create a traditional dish. Using spaghetti squash instead of the normal enriched pasta is a great way to get more nutrients into your child's diet and an easy way to show your kids that vegetables really do taste good!
Find this recipe at White On Rice Couple
Sweet Potato Pie Pancakes
These pancakes are made mainly of sweet potato, eggs, and spices. If your child is struggling eating vegetables, try starting the day out with the staple meal of pancakes, but making them more healthy. You'll love starting your day with these too.
Find this recipe at A Soulful Twist
Latkes: Potato Vegetable Pancakes
These easy veggie pancakes are another way to get your child eating more vegetables. The best part about this recipe is that you can pick your own shredded veggies to put in, depending on your child's (or your) preference.
Find this recipe at Kitchen Stewardship
Vegetable Loaded Sloppy Joes
Sloppy Joes are a favorite in many households, but don't make it onto the menu often. Despite how delicious they may be, sloppy joes aren't normally the most healthy dish. This recipe takes the sloppy joe your kids love and makes it healthier by adding veggies in the mix!
Find this recipe at Simple Delicious
If your child is having a hard time with spinach, try this recipe. These burgers are an easy way to prove that spinach can be tasty and fun! Serve these spinach burgers on a bun or in a pita. Pretty soon your kids will be asking for more.
Find this recipe at The Village Cook
Lemon Fettuccine Alfredo with Grilled Chicken and Broccoli
Try having your child eat a cheesy pasta with veggies mixed in. This recipe has grilled chicken, lemons, and broccoli in it to create a zesty meal. Although it's not something to have daily, adding vegetables under a cheesy sauce is a sure way to make kids like the taste of their vegetables.
Find this recipe at Cooking Classy
Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Avocado Tacos
This recipe is a healthier take on the taco. If your child loves tacos, this may be the recipe to introduce more veggies into their diet.
Find this recipe at Love and LemonsThis post was originally published on Laila Ali Lifestyle and has been edited for DailyToast.