Kid-Friendly Vegetable Recipes
In this recipe for Pasta with Winter Squash and Pine Nuts, butternut squash breaks down as it cooks to create a smooth, hearty sauce for the pasta. Pasta, a pro at pleasing kids, dressed with a vegetable-based sauce, is sure to please veggie-seeking parents and picky kids all at once.
Hoppin' John's Cousin
Buttered Green Beans and Mushrooms
Pasta with Fresh Tomato-Basil Sauce
Edamame, with its sweet taste and crunch, is a surprising kid favorite. It makes a hearty addition to this summer staple. If you can't find frozen, shelled edamame (green soybeans), substitute the more traditional lima beans. Let the kids pick and choose what goes in this dish. They don’t like onions? Leave them out. Teenager going vegetarian? Leave out the bacon. If they make some of the decisions they’re more likely to eat it.
Chicken and Guacamole Tostadas
Whole-Wheat Pasta with Edamame, Arugula, and Herbs
Make healthy eating a game. Can you eat all the colors of the rainbow in one meal? This dish almost gets you there with the array of fresh ingredients. Add your picky-eater’s favorite veggies to the mix.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Our version of marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes isn’t just for the holidays. Serve alongside pork or chicken any night of the week. When compared to regular potatoes, sweet potatoes have almost double the filling fiber and more beta-carotene, which boots immunity and helps build bones.