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Ways to Get Extra Greens Into Your Child’s Diet

Ways to Get Extra Greens Into Your Child’s Diet

  • Use vegetables instead of pasta. By using peeled zucchini as a substitute for noodles, you can sneak a Vitamin A-rich vegetable into the Italian classic, spaghetti. Boil or steam the zucchini to soften it up and top it up with a Bolognese sauce.
  • When you are making lasagne, you can layer a little spinach in between the pasta sheets and meat. Spinach has a subtle flavour so it should go under the radar!
  • Mix some veggies into your children’s fruit smoothies. By adding spinach into smoothies that have a dominant coloured fruit, such as blueberries, your child won’t even know that they are getting some extra greens with their yummy smoothie!
  • For a tasty treat for both you and your child, kale chips are a tasty savoury snack. By dehydrating kale in the oven and putting a little oil and salt on them, these green chippies are a family favourite!
  • Take advantage of the power of cheese! With vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli and leeks, a cheese sauce is the perfect yummy addition.
  • The imagination of children knows no boundaries. Particular greens and their arrangement on a plate can go a long way. By creating interesting patterns or forming a particular object or face can make the meal that much more appealing.

There are more tricks and recipes for other veggies, and we would love to hear about what you do to sneak in those extra greens!