Web Finds for Moms: Family-Friendly Vegetables

Published: April 29th, 2013 |
Author: Sally Kuzemchak

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Like most moms, I’m always looking for new ways to make veggies appealing to my kids. Recently, I’ve found a few veggies recipes online that have been big hits with them (and my husband, a former vegephobe). Here they are, plus one more that I plan to try soon:

  • Roasted Broccoli: I first spotted this recipe on Raise Healthy Eaters and have been making a version of it ever since. It’s great with or without the lemon juice.

  • Brussels Sprouts Chips: I’ve made roasted Brussels sprouts for my family with mixed results. (Translation: I was the only one who liked them.) Then along came this recipe from InspiredRD. My preschooler actually cried—yes, cried!—when I said we didn’t have any more left.

  • Sweet Potato Chips: I thought these Sweet Potato Chips from Spark People might be more of a Pinterest Fail because they didn’t look nearly as pretty and perfect as the picture. But they tasted terrific, and everyone devoured them. They’re a little time-intensive to make, but so worth it. One tip: I leave out the chili powder because my kids don’t like a lot of spice.

  • Kale Salad: I got this recipe from Healthy Kids, Healthy Families. While my kids aren’t converts yet, I’ve made it for a slew of picnics and potlucks to rave reviews—and someone always asks for the recipe.

  • Tri-Colored Slaw with Lime Dressing: This recipe from TheKitchn is on my to-try list!

Have you found any great veggie recipes?

—Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD

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Keywords: children, family, nutrition, recipes, vegetables