Delicious Kid-Friendly Recipes With Hidden Veggies

June 7, 2021

Parents with picky eaters, unite! The team at Raley’s has gathered some delicious recipes with one ingredient in common…veggies! Parents, professional chefs, and regular foodies thought outside the recipe box and figured out a way to make some favorite foods both delicious and nutritional. Every recipe is loaded with flavor, so the kids will never suspect know they are getting plenty of healthy veggies. Shh…it’s our little secret.

Healthy Chicken Nuggets

Kids young and young at heart love chicken nuggets. This crowd-pleasing recipe shared by The Healthy Family Project uses cauliflower as the secret ingredient. Combine cooked and puréed cauliflower florets, cooked chopped chicken breast, eggs, flour, milk, and bran flakes, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Shape into nuggets and bake in the oven until golden brown. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy anytime, anywhere.

Pumpkin Oat Pancakes

This delicious pancake recipe incorporates a healthy pumpkin purée into the batter rich with oats, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and whole milk. Pumpkin is full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making it a perfect ingredient for this kid-loving breakfast staple. Melt a pad of butter in a hot skillet pour batter into the skillet and brown both sides. Top your pumpkin oat pancakes with all-natural maple syrup or local honey to add a touch of sweetness. Sprinkle with chopped nuts or whipped cream for added flavor.

Black Bean Brownies

Believe it or not, black beans are the perfect ingredient in this amazing chocolate brownie recipe. Beans are full of fiber, antioxidants, protein, and good-for-you carbohydrates. When added to brownie batter, it doubles as a sweet, healthy snack. Simply combine all the ingredients in a food processor, fold in chocolate chips, and pour evenly into a baking sheet pan. Bake until firm, cool, and serve with a cold glass of milk top with a scoop of ice cream. The kiddos will love them and probably ask for one more.

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