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18 Hidden Vegetable Recipes for Kids

Getting kids to eat veggies is difficult. Which is why hidden vegetable recipes exist!

I’m not going to sugar coat it for you, you don’t need that. Sugar coating it will only make you feel bad that you can’t get your kids to eat veggies.

My oldest hates veggies; I’ve been feeding them to her since she was a baby. I made home made baby food for her, with fresh veggies, fruits, and rice or oats.

She still can’t stand the thought of eating veggies!


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If she see’s the slightest hint of green in her smoothie, she won’t drink it.

Visible veggies in her dinner, she’ll eat around them.

To say the least, it’s been a struggle to get these nutrient rich foods into her.

Luckily, there are some delicious recipes, that aren’t green smoothies, that veggies can be hidden in and enjoyed by little picky eaters!

Check them out below.

 


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Chocolate Recipes with Hidden Veggies

You’re here because your kids won’t eat veggies, but maybe they’ll eat chocolate!

Or, maybe you can eat these chocolate recipes in front of your kids. Then they’ll probably start asking you for some, that’s what happens every time I sit down to eat!

Plus, unless they’re allergic,  I don’t know many young kids who don’t like chocolate; so these recipes are a great bet for getting your kids to eat veggies!

Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Pie (Gluten Free)

Recipes with Hidden Veggies
Photo from delightfuladventures.com

Make this as a special treat for your kids, or for Thanksgiving; they’ll never know what veggie is in it, or that there are veggies in it!

 

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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Photo from delightfuladventures.com

Even my picky eater will eat this! She can’t say no to chocolate cake or breads, can your child?

 

CHOCOLATE COATED CRANBERRY WOOD EAR MUSHROOMS

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Photo from veryveganval.com

Just don’t tell your kids these are mushrooms!

 

GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE (VEGAN, HEALTHY)

Recipes with Hidden Veggies
Photo from caseythecollegeceliac.blogspot.com

Yes, this does look healthy, and has fruits showing. But, fruit is natures candy, and if you don’t tell them; they won’t be able to even guess there’s veggies in there!

 

Other Smoothie Recipes with Hidden Veggies  (not Green Smoothies)

Also, if you or your child are smoothie obsessed like myself and my girls are, be sure to check out 27 Healthy Smoothie Bowls and Smoothie Recipes for Kids.

 

VEGGIE-LOADED BLUEBERRY PIE SMOOTHIE BOWL (GLUTEN FREE, VEGAN)

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Photo from caseythecollegeceliac.blogspot.com

And for girl picky eaters, like my daughter, there’s always pink smoothies and smoothie bowls, like this one above and the one below!

 

Vegan Beet Smoothie Recipe

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Photo from thesoccermomblog.com

 

ORANGE SUNRISE SMOOTHIE BOWLS

Recipes with Hidden Veggies
Photo from thebakingfairy.net

This smoothie bowl is great for summer mornings, or any morning to remind you of summer! I bet you can’t guess which veggie is hiding in there; which means your child probably can’t guess either, check out the recipe to find out what it is.


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Even More Hidden Vegetable Recipes for Picky Eaters

GREEN CHIA PUDDING (HEALTHY AND SUGAR-FREE)

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Photo from veggiessavetheday.com

My girls love chia seed pudding, and the green looks like it’s coming from the kiwi, not veggies; so it may be difficult for your child to even guess there is veggies in this recipe! Just don’t let it sit for too long before eating, the chia seeds will really plump up.

 

SUPER CLUMPY GLUTEN FREE SUMMER SQUASH GRANOLA (VEGAN, OIL FREE, SUGAR FREE)

Recipes with Hidden Veggies
Photo from caseythecollegeceliac.blogspot.com

If you picky eater likes crunchier foods, this recipe is for them. Go ahead and give it a try!

 

 

Easy and Healthy Rainbow Rice Rolls Kids Will Love

Recipes with Hidden Veggies
Photo from merakimother.com

Alright, so you can see the veggies in this recipe, so they aren’t very well hidden. But, maybe the rainbow colors of this recipe will change your childs opinion of veggies and try it anyways!

 

Vegan Baked Ziti Recipe

Vegan Baked Ziti Recipe
Photo from stresslessbehealthy.com

My youngest daughter is obsessed with these and will eat 3 to 4 little muffin cups at a time! She has no idea there’s veggies in these.

 

VEGAN MEATBALLS (BEETBALLS)

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Photo from veryveganval.com

You should be able to get your child to try this recipe, as long as they like the other ingredients to the meal, like pasta and sauce.

 

Vegan Curried Chickpea Burger (GF)

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Photo from rhiansrecipes.com

There are some non-hidden veggies in this recipe. Try telling them you wanted to make it like they do when you go out to eat. But, don’t be surprised if they pick the lettuce and tomatoes off. Don’t worry, there’s more veggies in the burger!

 

VEGAN EGGPLANT PULLED PORK BURGER (GF)

Recipes with Hidden Veggies
Photo from rhiansrecipes.com

If you child is a very picky eater, don’t be surprised if they pick the purple, orange, and white stuff out of this burger. Luckily, it’s the other part of this burger that has more veggies in it, anyways!

 

EGGPLANT CAPONATA SKILLET

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Photo from http://www.savorytooth.com[/caption%5D

 

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CURRIED CAULIFLOWER VEGAN MAC AND CHEESE (GLUTEN FREE)

Recipes with Hidden Veggies Photo from caseythecollegeceliac.blogspot.com

This recipe doesn’t ‘hide’ the veggies, but it is beautiful with all of the different colors. It’ll be like your child is eating little purple trees!

 

Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese

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Photo from avirtualvegan.com

There are so many different veggies you can hide in vegan mac and cheese! Go ahead and try this recipe out.

 

HEALTHY VEGAN CHEESE SAUCE MADE WITH SQUASH

Recipes with Hidden Veggies
Photo from karissasvegankitchen.com

Your child will never know that this ‘cheese’ isn’t cheese, but in fact is made of veggies!


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You’re Not Alone with Getting Picky Eaters to Eat Veggies

Believe me, my older daughter is an extremely picky eater and even hates to admit she likes something when she does! But, it’s not impossible to get veggies into her.

I know it’s hard to get kids to eat their veggies; try out the recipes above to see if you have any luck with them!

Honestly, what kid doesn’t like chocolate or mac and cheese!?

Share with your friends with picky eaters, and don’t forget to try these hidden vegetable recipes yourself! You need veggies in your diet, too. Plus, kids tend to copy what they see; if you eat  veggies, maybe they will, too!

 

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