Today is Eat Your Vegetables Day! If I were to tell my kids that, the “oh no’s” would be spewing out of their mouths and then the tears would start. There are a few ways I get veggies in them however.
Sweet potatoes have one of the highest forms of vitamins C. I will cook one in the microwave. Peel the skin off and mash it in a bowl. Then I take 1/3 of a cup of the mashed sweet potato and put it in a snack bag. I do that until the mashed sweet potato is gone. I take the filled baggies and place them in the freezer. When I need some, it’s easily available. You can sneak it in pasta sauce, pancakes and macaroni and cheese.
My kids do like carrots and celery sticks, but they enjoy dipping more. So I mix plain Chobani Non-Fat Greek Yogurt and Knorr Vegetable Mix together for a quick, non-fat, yummy dip. Let it sit overnight for the best flavor.
My Turkey Meatloaf Recipe calls for a bunch of fresh chopped spinach. Then I smother the top with ketchup and they never see the green which usually brings on total panic.You could also sneak in a grated carrot or zuchini.
Here is the recipe below.
Turkey Meatloaf Serves 6
Hands on time:25 mins
Total time: 1 hr
1 1/2 lbs. lean ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
1 bunch spinach, thick stems removed and leaves chopped (about 4 cups)
1/2 cup regular or whole wheat bread crumbs
3 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
1 large egg white
Kosher Salt and Pepper
1/4 cup ketchup
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a bowl, combine turkey, onion, spinach, bread crumbs, mustard, egg white and 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper.
3. Transfer mixture to a baking sheet and form into a 10″ loaf. Spread with ketchup.
4. Bake until cooked through, 45 to 50 minutes
If you have any other ideas for non-vegetable eaters, please let me know below.
- 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground turkey
- 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1 bunch spinach, thick stems removed and leaves chopped (about 4 cups)
- 1/2 cup regular or whole wheat bread crumbs
- 3 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
- 1 large egg white
- Kosher Salt and Pepper
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- Heat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a bowl, combine turkey, onion, spinach, bread crumbs, mustard, egg white and 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper.
- Transfer mixture to a baking sheet and form into a 10″ loaf. Spread with ketchup.
- Bake until cooked through, 45 to 50 minutes
- You can also add a 1/2 cup of grated carrot or a 1/2 cup grated zucchini.