Getting kids to eat a balanced meal—with emphasis on the vegetable component—is a struggle every mom and dad has faced. Each one of us has probably tried a trick or two (who hasn't attempted to hide the veggies in the food, or use them as garnish to the kids' favorite dishes)—often, to no avail?
Well, we can try (again), can't we? And these recipes just might up your success rate because they taste so good!
Eggplant Lasagna What kid doesn't love lasagna? Here's a healthier version that substitutes pasta with eggplants for a low-carb, high-fiber meal! Prep time: 30 minutes. Serves 2 to 3. Get the full recipe here.
Cheesy Vegetable Gratin
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Cheese to the rescue! This simple vegetable dish is made extra creamy with the addition of milk and cheese, a winner combination for kiddos! Prep time: 30 minutes. Serves 6. Get the full recipe here.
Adding tofu as a meat substitute to this Asian dish makes it an excellent source of bone-building calcium, and reduces one's risks for anemia, as this soy-based food is also rich in iron. Prep time: 30 minutes. Serves 4 to 6. Get the full recipe here.
Linguine with Shrimp and Stir-fried Vegetables
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Here's a different take on pasta: just add shrimp and veggies! Prep time: 29 minutes. Serves 4.Get the full recipe here.
Fresh Spring Rolls
Buy the pre-packed Asian salad from the supermarket for a healthy dish that won't take a lot of effort to make. Prep time: 10 minutes. Serves 6. Get the full recipe here.