Fool your kids with these actually healthy dishes

Fool your kids with these actually healthy dishes

The dinner table can be a battleground. As a parent, you work hard to make sure your kids keep a balanced diet, but often times, vegetables go untouched and end up in the trash. Instead of serving vegetables on their own, consider hiding them in a delicious recipe! Your kids aren’t likely to know the difference.

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1. Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Sweet barbecue sauce is the perfect cover for grated zucchini, which is what you’ll add to give this pizza a veggie twist. Bake it on a whole-wheat crust and you’ve got a meal that will make both you and your kids happy. View recipe.

Barbecue Chicken Pizza from EatingWell
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2. Sweet Potato Mac & Cheese

You’ll only end up using about half as much cheese as you might typically find in a traditional macaroni and cheese recipe. The bright orange color of the sweet potato will trick your kids into thinking there’s more cheese than there really is. View recipe.

Mac and Cheese from EatingWell
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3. Carrot Cake Smoothie

Tell your kids your blending a piece of cake into a smoothie and we’re sure they’ll be eager to have a taste. This smoothie uses chopped carrot, apple and pineapple to create a delicious snack that’s loaded with vitamins A and C. View recipe.

Carrot Cake Smoothie from EatingWell
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