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Green Smoothie for Veggie-Hating Kids

Smoothie2

We drink a lot of smoothies in our house and our favourite recipe is a very green one we call "Dino Buzz"! It basically gets its name from Miss A's favourite Boost Juice smoothie Banana Buzz which consists of banana, ice, vanilla yoghurt, honey, and milk. After finding out what the ingredients were, we started recreating it at home. To make it…

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Golden Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpcakes

So colourful veggie pancakes has been my thing as of late. We've done green pancakes (zucchini with the skin on), pink pancakes (beetroot), and then I thought…how about pumpkin for golden pancakes? I baked the pumpkin then pureed it with milk. Basically the original pancake recipe is 1 cup flour, 1 egg and 1 cup milk so I just made…

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Pink Beetroot Pancakes

Beetcakes

A couple weeks ago, I decided to attempt to add beetroot to pancakes and smoothies since it turns things pink…and little girls like all things pink, right? So I bought a bunch of beets, wrapped them in foil, baked them whole, peeled them, sliced them, let them cool, put them into Ziplock bags and kept them in the freezer. My first attempt at using them…

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Broccoli and Cheese Nuggets

Broccoli nuggets

A couple weeks ago, I whipped up some broccoli and cheese nuggets/tater tots/patties (call them what you may) and my toddler actually ate a couple which is nothing short of a miracle. How to make them: Chop a head of broccoli roughly Blanch broccoli pieces for a couple of minutes in boiling water then drain (and shock in cold water if you want to retain…

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Healthy Homemade Chicken Nuggets for Kids

Chicken nuggets

These chicken nuggets are super quick to whip up and are a healthy alternative for fast food lovers. They can be served with homemade baked chips or other vegetables on the side. In the photo are takeaway chips from a fish and chip shop we had when out the next day – just to clarify I did not make such perfect looking…

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Hidden Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini pancakes

Zucchini is probably one of the easiest vegetables to hide into meals. And I don't just mean the savoury stuff, I mean the sweet stuff too! You can add finely grated zucchini to things like chocolate cake and brownies which sounds strange but it's not. It's tasteless and will provide moisture and your family won't even know it's there. My favourite thing to add it…

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Hide Cauliflower in Mac and Cheese for Fussy Eaters

Cauliflower mac and cheese

If you have a kid (or adult?) who is "allergic" to vegetables, you may want to try this tasty dish which is very popular with my husband and toddler. I also use the exact same sauce with spaghetti to make spaghetti carbonara so you can also do that if you prefer. My policy is to try to present both hidden and visible…

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4 Ways to Hide Spinach in Toddler Food

Spinach and cheese sticks

Before having kids, I thought the concept of hiding veggies in their food was besides the point. I mean, how does that teach them to eat the real stuff? However, once having a little fussy eater of my own, I realised that getting kids to eat vegetables can indeed be a battle and hiding veggies does have its purpose. You…

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