We all know vegetables are good for us, but how many of us count it as a favorite food and children are notorious for not liking their vegetables. Ideally, we should have at least three servings of veggies a day. How can we make tasty meals with the addition of plenty of veggies?
Juice: vegetables such as carrots, beets, celery, cucumber and tomato put through a juicer with fruits makes delicious and nutritious juices with many servings in one glass.
Make an omelet with peppers, mushrooms, spinach, tomato and onions for a tasty breakfast or have it for lunch with a leafy salad.
Soups: Add pureed veggies to your favorite soup, it will thicken and add flavor to your soup.
Add grated carrots, cabbage, parsnips, and broccoli to your pasta sauce and “hide” grated veggies in meatballs, kids will eat their favorite meal without knowing it is full of veggies.
Grow your own veggies: and get the kids involved. There is nothing more satisfying than gathering fresh produce from your garden and having it on the table.
Always buy seasonal produce and preferably from a farmers market for optimal taste and nutrition.