Two recipes that will make your kids love vegetables!
Your kids don’t like eating veggies? Well, don’t feel bad because you’re not the only one dealing with this problem. Thousands of parents from all around the world are trying different ways to make their kids eat veggies, but the majority of them fail to do so. I believe kids have a completely wrong perception about veggies. Kids consider vegetables as boring, tasteless and sometimes bitter.
But, in reality, the way of preparing the vegetables is what is going to decide how they are going to taste like. I remember making vegetable salads for my kids one time. I chopped vegetables in a very stylish manner using my Chicago cutlery knife set, but it didn’t work at all. That day, I realized that kids don’t like a fancy looking platter, but they want delicious food that excites their taste buds. So, I had to figure out a way of making them eat vegetables because I don’t want any kind of deficiency in them in terms of nutrition.
Today, we are going to discuss two recipes that consist of vegetables and no meat. These recipes will definitely make your kids love vegetables. Their perception of vegetables will change and your motive of serving your kids healthy and nutritious food will also be fulfilled.
Green (Zucchini) Muffins
If your kids like eating muffins, then you must try these. They will find a certain difference in flavors, but I’m sure they are going to like that difference.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes.
Baking Time: 20-25 minutes.
Quantity: 16 muffins.
- 2 cups shredded zucchini (about 2 medium zucchini)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
- 1 Tbsp., baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup low-fat milk
- Paper cupcake liners
- 3 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Start off with preheating oven to 375 degrees followed by adding paper liners in muffin tins.
- Take a large bowl and stir together baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, flour, cinnamon, and salt.
- Now, take a medium bowl and beat two eggs for a minute. Then, add milk, sugar, and oil, and beat all of them. Stir in the zucchini until it is blended properly.
- Start adding flour mixture in a very small quantity and keep stirring the mixture. Don’t worry if the mixture gets a bit lumpy. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins that you’ve prepared earlier followed by sprinkling each muffin with ¼ tsp of sugar.
- Bake the tray containing muffins for 20 minutes or until you see a golden brown coating on the muffin tops. Muffins will become fluffy and bouncy. Take out the muffins from tins and cool on a rack.
Your kids are going to love these muffins, so you can either make these for breakfast or lunch. These are delicious and healthy, henceforth covering all your requirements.
Besides these muffins, you can have one more interesting recipe that contains vegetables but is extremely delicious. The name of the recipe is ‘Confetti Corn Pudding’. Let us discuss this recipe in detail below.
Confetti Corn Pudding
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Baking Time: 30-35 minutes.
- Red and green bell pepper (½ each) cored and diced around 1/4th cup.
- 1 15-oz can of cream style corn.
- 3 tablespoons of chopped red or white onion.
- ¼ cup heavy cream.
- 2 tablespoons butter.
- 2 eggs.
- 1 teaspoon salt.
- ¼ cup heavy cream.
- Cooking spray.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and then, spray a 9-inch pie plate with oil.
- Take a large mixing bowl now and add two eggs, butter, flour, salt, and cream. Beat all the ingredients to make a decent blend. Then, add corn, onion, and peppers to the bowl and stir again. Pour the entire mixture into that baking dish that you’ve prepared before.
- Bake the mixture for 30-35 minutes or until the middle of the mixture gets firm. If you see the top of the mixture getting brown quickly, then you can cover it with an aluminum foil.
Once baked, you can take out the dish and serve it hot to your kids. They are going to love it because the nutty and buttery flavor of corn is just amazing.
Prepare these dishes at home and let me know how you like it. Your kids will truly enjoy eating these dishes, plus they will be forced to change their perception of vegetables.
Monica Henin, the author of this blog post is a food blogger who loves researching on new and unique ways of familiarizing people to the new culinary items. She possesses a vast knowledge of healthy recipes and food tips, which you can find at Addonkitchen.com.