Healthy and Tasty: 3 Kid-Friendly Recipes to add in More Veggies!
As a busy parent are you looking for some easy and tasty ways to get your little ones to eat more fruits and veggies and enjoy them? If so, here are three simple recipes that will make your kids feel like superheroes. And the best part, they all include some of the most nutritious veggies around.
First up, let's talk apples. These sweet and crunchy fruits are the perfect addition to any kid-friendly dish. Apples are full of pectin which to help to clean your child's body of toxins. When possible, look for organic apples, as they can be spayed with nasty chemicals and can also be dipped in wax!
For a tasty snack, try slicing up some apples and serving them with a side of peanut butter for dipping. Or, for a more filling meal, whip up a batch of my Apple and Carrot Muffins. Not only are they delicious, but they're packed with nutrients from carrots and apples. Your kids will love helping you make them too - it's a great way to get them involved in the kitchen.
Here's the recipe;
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar or coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup grated carrots
- 1 cup grated apples
- Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the oil and vanilla extract to the egg mixture and stir to combine.
- Gradually add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, stirring until just combined.
- Fold in the grated carrots and apples.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each muffin cup about 2/3 full.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
- Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Enjoy your delicious and healthy carrot and apple muffins!
Speaking of carrots, they're a great veggie to add into all sorts of meals. One of my favourite recipes is Carrot and Zucchini Fritters. They're crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and the carrots add just the right amount of sweetness. Plus, they're a fun finger food that kids love to eat!
Now, let's tackle broccoli. I know, I know - it's not always the easiest sell. But trust me, when you make it the star of the show in my Cheesy Broccoli Bites, your kids won't be able to resist. These little bites are packed with cheesy flavour and the broccoli gives them a satisfying crunch. Plus, they're a great way to sneak in some extra protein from the quinoa.
Here's how to make them;
- 2 cups broccoli florets, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/2 cup cheese, grated
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 190°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
- Scoop mixture with a tablespoon and shape into small balls. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Enjoy these delicious and nutritious Cheesy Broccoli and Quinoa Bites as a snack or side dish!
So there you have it, three easy and delicious recipes that will have your little ones eating their veggies like champions. At Healthy Little Eaters, we believe that every meal can be a superhero meal. So why not give these recipes a try and see your kids soar like the magnificent creatures they are.
And if you haven't shown your kids our animation here it is! At Healthy Little Eaters our aim to inspire every children to feel like a superhero and eat like one!