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5 kid-approved meals packed with vegetables

Tiny palates are often picky —but even the youngest members of the family can learn to love fruits and vegetables! If you’re looking for dinners that sneak in veggies or a fruit-filled breakfast, we’ve got delicious, kid-approved recipes for you. Here are five veggie-packed meals that are sure to please little ones (and adults) alike. 


1. Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Vegan Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe from Swich

Mac and cheese is hard to beat! This recipe is made without cheese but still has all the “cheezy” yummy flavor. Plus, it sneaks in potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, and nutritional yeast. But beware, this is a recipe that will get requested weekly! Tip: Squeeze in extra veggies by folding in chopped sauteed kale into the noodles and sauce —just before adding the breadcrumbs. 

Get the recipe: Baked Macaroni & Cheese.

2. Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Vegan Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Soup Recipe

Sometimes the simplest things are the best. This soup is no exception! With ingredients like onions, carrots, tomatoes, and bell pepper, your kiddos will get a full serving of plants. Tip: Pair it with avocado toast for an extra, veggie-packed crunch. 

Get the recipe: Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Soup.

3. Rutabaga Fries

Rutabaga Fries Recipe

Why choose between veggies or fries when you can have both! These Rutabaga Fries make for delicious and healthy snacks that are surprisingly satisfying. Tip: Serve these fries with Tomato Sauce and a big dollop of Cashew Sour Cream

Get the recipe: Rutabaga Fries.

4. Fluffy Pancakes 

Vegan Pancakes Recipe

Your family Sunday morning brunch is officially complete with these Fluffy Pancakes. Trust us, they taste even better than they look! While the recipe sneaks in some fruit with applesauce, top them with berries for an extra dose of fruit. Tip: Make sure to let the batter sit for about 5 minutes before you start cooking. It makes a big difference!

Get the recipe: Fluffy Pancakes.

5. Cauliflower Pizza

Plant-based Cauliflower Pizza Recipe

Let the kids pick the toppings and feel good knowing there's an entire head of cauliflower in the crust! Other nutritious and healthy ingredients include chia seeds and almonds. Tip: Top the pizza off with your favorite non-dairy cheese. (We like to add dollops of Kite Hill Cream Cheese.)

Get the recipe: Cauliflower Pizza.

We know days with children are busy from a.m. to p.m. —check out these meal prep tips to add ease to your weekdays.

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Alice C. ( 7mo ) – I think these would please my adult children, who are not big on most veggies.