10 Veggies to Try with Family Dinners

Its no secret that most kids don't eat the recommended amount of veggies or fruits. Vegetables are packed with vitamins and nutrients that are necessary for a child’s growth, but its a challenge to get our kids to eat them. Get your kids curious about the beautiful array of vegetables by letting them choose what they want to try. This week, take a trip to the grocery store or a local farmer's market and have the kids pick a veggie they have never tried. Here are our top 10 veggie picks and kid-friendly recipes that we love to pair with family dinners.  

  1. Asparagus - a nice one in scrambles and stir-frys
  2. Broccoli - perfect with just a little steaming
  3. Butternut Squash - a good one to sneak into pastas
  4. Cauliflower - the new kale. Here's how to brighten it up
  5. Carrots - filled with beta carotene, this staple can take on many forms
  6. Cucumber - refreshing and great with fresh guacamole in place of chips
  7. Eggplant - try Chinese eggplant which cooks faster 
  8. Kale - make into a pesto for a healthy pasta side dish
  9. Peppers - sometimes sweet, sometimes spicy, peppers make great snacks
  10. Sweet Potatoes - a healthful alternative to the regular spud

For more kids friendly vegetable ideas, check out these fun samplings by Parents magazine.

From Week 3 of our Healthy Eating Guide by Fresh Communications.

From Week 3 of our Healthy Eating Guide by Fresh Communications.