5 Ways to Sneak in Veggies for Kids

For most parents it is pretty difficult to get our kids to eat their veggies. That is why we have to find ways to sneak in veggies with their meals! Here are 5 ways to sneak in veggies for kids.

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5 Ways to Sneak in Veggies for Kids:

1. Smoothies

Smoothies are not only so easy to make, but they are easy to sneak in veggies. Some of my favorite veggies to put into my son’s smoothies are zucchini, spinach, kale, beets, cucumbers, cabbage, and carrots.

I also make sure to add in just a bit of turmeric into every smoothie I make since it is so good for everyone! Make sure that you use enough fruits to balance it out.

Some kids can handle more “veggie” flavor than others. My son will drink a smoothie that has mostly veggies in it. Just experiment with different pairings to see what works best for your child.

2. Spaghetti- 

Spaghetti is a great way to sneak in veggies for your kids! There are so many ways to do this without them realizing what is happening.

You can add in some cooked cauliflower to the noodles before you add the sauce. It pairs well with the sauce and the noodles in order for them not to notice as much.

Adding in broccoli, peppers, and onions also enhances the flavor of the sauce and noodles creating not only a healthy dish, but a good one!

Lastly, you can use spaghetti squash instead of actually noodles for your pasta.

3. Scrambled Eggs-

One of my sons favorite dishes in the morning is scrambled eggs. I try to add some peppers, spinach, or onions to it as much as I can!

He loves the eggs, and the veggies just add another level of taste that he loves to eat! If your kids won’t eat scrambled eggs with those veggies in it, then try grated cauliflower. They probably won’t even notice it is in there!

4. Veggies in Dessert-

You can add grated zucchini to bread, carrots to chocolate cake, and sweet potatoes in your brownies! There are so many wonderful recipes out there or you could just puree some carrots and sweet potatoes and add some into the batter! Your kids will never know anything was different!

5. Soups-

Soups are so great to feed kids because you can add so many different things to it. I love adding a variety of veggies, lentil pasta, and beans in my soups.

Sometimes though my son gets picky. When this happens I dial back on the “chunky” veggies in the soup, and instead focus on pureeing some veggies to mix into the soup. You can puree any veggies that you want in the soup! Remember it is good for kids to eat a variety of fruits and veggies!

Those were 5 ways to sneak in veggies for kids!

I wish you good luck, and I also want to say that you are doing a great job! The fact that you are looking for ways to sneak in veggies for your kids to be healthier means they are lucky to have you.

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Until Next Time,

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  • JulieJanuary 30, 2017 - 3:45 pm

    I love these ideas. I was the queen of sneaking shredded zucchini into everything!ReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.comJanuary 30, 2017 - 6:29 pm

      Yes! That is awesome 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer @ Chic MisfitsJanuary 31, 2017 - 5:07 am

    These are so cool! I never would have thought to add sweet potatoes to brownies. I’ll have to try this the next time I’m on “aunt duty.”ReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.comJanuary 31, 2017 - 11:45 am

      Yes! It is an easy trick to use 🙂ReplyCancel

  • KseniyaJanuary 31, 2017 - 10:06 pm

    This is great! I have a very picky toddler and I love all of these ideas to hide veggies, especially in dessert. Thank you.ReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.comFebruary 2, 2017 - 1:25 am

      Yes I love making desserts that are hiding veggies 🙂ReplyCancel

  • MIchelleFebruary 1, 2017 - 3:13 pm

    Wow. Those are really great ideas!!ReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.comFebruary 2, 2017 - 1:24 am


  • BritneyFebruary 1, 2017 - 4:01 pm

    And I totally need this! I wish he would just eat them! 🙁ReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.comFebruary 2, 2017 - 1:24 am

      Yes! It can be very trying at times!!ReplyCancel


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