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I need veggie help, & ways to cook them!  Or good sides.  I have been doing frozen mixed veggies, coined carrots,plain peas & green beans, salads,etc.  How can I add more variety and get my kids to eat them?  I have been looking at the Sneaky Chef for ideas but I hope to find other recipes as well.  I have one child who doesn't like salad, one who doesn't like green beans or peas, and one who loves all of that so we aren't catering to them.  We serve it and make them at least try it a few times.   Please share your recipes!!! thank you

by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:12 AM

This was always a fave of the kids:


Veggie Pizza:

  • 1 large baked pie crust (make it from scratch, a box, or buy one)
  • 1 envelope dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
  • 2 8 oz pkg cream cheese
  • Chopped fresh veggies: broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, green peppers
  • Ripe black olives, sliced (optional)
  • Cheddar cheese

Mix dry ranch dressing mix, Miracle Whip or mayo and cream cheese until smooth. Spread on pizza crust. Sprinkle liberally with chopped veggies, olives and cheese. Store in refrigerator. Cut into small serving pieces.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:14 AM


Broccoli & Cheese Casserole

  • 4 c. cut broccoli (20 oz. frozen or 1 bunch fresh)
  • 1 c. chopped celery
  • 1 Tbsp. minced onion
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 2 oz. jar pimento, drained
  • 3/4 c. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 c. grated cheddar cheese

Cook broccoli, celery and onion together gently, until barely tender. Drain (save water for making soup!) Add remaining ingredients except cheese. Pour into a 2 1/2 quart casserole, sprinkle with grated cheese and bake uncovered for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:18 AM


Garden Burgers

These are DELICIOUS!

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 c. yellow summer squash, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c. zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1/3 c. fresh broccoli, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c. red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c. packed spinach leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c. finely chopped or grated carrots
  • 6 basil leaves, finely chopped (or 1 tsp. dry basil)
  • 2 Tbsp. parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt (or regular salt)
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp. coconut oil

Heat oil in pan over medium heat.

Add onion, cook for 2 minutes.

Add broccoli, cook for 2 minutes.

Add carrot, cook for 2 minutes.

Add summer squash and zucchini, cook for 2 minutes. 

Add spinach, cook for 1 minutes.

Remove pan from stove, allow veggie mixture to cool slightly.

In large bowl combine ground beef, veggies, herbs, and spices.  Mix well

Grill or fry for about 5 minutes per side.


from www.paleomagonline.com

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:19 AM

a.k.a. Pizza Soup


Tomato/Basil/Pepper soup

  • 4 scallions or 4 small onions, sliced thin
  • 1 c. diced sweet red bell pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 28 to 32 oz. diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 3/4 c. chicken broth
  • 3/4 tsp. basil
  • Mozzarella cheese (optional)

Cook scallions/onions and peppers in butter until tender.  Add tomatoes, broth, and basil.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.  Top with shredded cheese.

NOTE:  you can also add diced pepperoni for a more "pizza" soup.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:20 AM
1 mom liked this

This is more fruit than veggies, but it's got some really good nutritional value and the kids will love it:


Banana-cado Chocolate Pudding

Posted By thefoodieandthefamily On January 28, 2012 @ 3:54 pm In All Recipes,Dessert,Fruit

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 5

Ingredients and Cooking Steps

  • 6 ripe avocados
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (or less) maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • dash of cinnamon



Puree all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and fluffy. Serve immediately or press a piece of plastic wrap onto the top of the pudding and refrigerate.

The recipe is easily halved and you can sweeten it to your own taste.


Article printed from Fast Paleo: http://fastpaleo.com

URL to article: http://fastpaleo.com/banana-cado-chocolate-pudding/

aenima49
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:35 AM

I like roasting!

Dakee
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 1:36 PM

/yummy!  Lots of new, and different ideas.  They all love veggies, but just different ones.  I usually end up making 304 veggies because one doesn't like it.  I hope to find some they ALL like. 

eesmommy
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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My kids love raw veggie and dips, neither one of them like green peppers, but both love orange red and yellow peppers. Theyvalso love veggies steamed and seasoned with butter added. Chili and soup is a good way to serve veggies as well.
I will have to say, my kids help me cook every day, I got kid knives from papmered chef and let them slice and dice veggies while I do the other cooking. I generally can figure my veggies will be half of what I started with due to them eating most of their cutting lol I honestly dont think they realize how much good nutrition they are getting while they sneak veggies behind my back lol.
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jessicasmom1
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 4:30 PM

oh DD loves this 

Quoting michiganmom116:

This was always a fave of the kids:


Veggie Pizza:

  • 1 large baked pie crust (make it from scratch, a box, or buy one)
  • 1 envelope dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
  • 2 8 oz pkg cream cheese
  • Chopped fresh veggies: broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, green peppers
  • Ripe black olives, sliced (optional)
  • Cheddar cheese

Mix dry ranch dressing mix, Miracle Whip or mayo and cream cheese until smooth. Spread on pizza crust. Sprinkle liberally with chopped veggies, olives and cheese. Store in refrigerator. Cut into small serving pieces.


jessicasmom1
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 4:31 PM

we like all vegetables raw with ranch

Quoting eesmommy:

My kids love raw veggie and dips, neither one of them like green peppers, but both love orange red and yellow peppers. Theyvalso love veggies steamed and seasoned with butter added. Chili and soup is a good way to serve veggies as well.
I will have to say, my kids help me cook every day, I got kid knives from papmered chef and let them slice and dice veggies while I do the other cooking. I generally can figure my veggies will be half of what I started with due to them eating most of their cutting lol I honestly dont think they realize how much good nutrition they are getting while they sneak veggies behind my back lol.


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