Children are picky eaters by nature. Most of them will not eat a dish that is not spaghetti, hamburgers or meat. But with a little creativity, you can convince your little one to eat healthier and expand the variety of foods he eats. Make vegetable dishes more attractive to children by making them colorful and of course tasty!

Try these kid-approved vegetable recipes that are sure to be a hit with the little ones!

vegetable nuggets

What do you need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 cups broccoli florets, steamed
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 1/4 cups seasoned breadcrumbs divided
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Combine the eggs, garlic, steamed broccoli, carrots, 1 cup breadcrumbs, and cheddar cheese in a food processor or blender. Season with black pepper and onion powder. Pulse until all ingredients are well combined.

Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, shape the mixture into balls, then flatten into round disks about 1/2-inch thick. Place the remaining breadcrumbs on a small plate, then top each nugget with it.

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and fry the vegetable nuggets until crisp and golden, about 4 minutes per side. Serve with your little one’s favorite sauce, like ketchup, mayonnaise, or barbecue sauce.

Delicious carrot pancakes

What do you need:

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Butter for frying
  • Maple syrup to serve

Place the grated carrots in a heatproof bowl. To boil hot water over the carrots and let sit for 5 minutes. Drain. To make the pancake batter, combine the eggs, carrots, yogurt, applesauce, wheat flour, melted butter, baking powder, vanilla, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir gently until all ingredients are well combined.

Heat butter in a nonstick skillet and cook batter as you would regular pancakes, about 2-3 minutes per side or until just set around the edges. Add more butter until all the batter is used up.

Serve warm drizzled with maple syrup. Add fruit if you prefer.

Encourage your little ones to eat more nutritious and practice healthy eating habits. Add more vegetables to your daily meals – start with these delicious, kid-approved vegetable recipes!

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