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Apr 4, 2014
09:30 AM

Recipes That Sneak Vegetables into Family Meals

Getting the kids to eat healthier meals isn't always easy, so why not hide the nutrition? We've got six kid-friendly ideas for parents!

Recipes That Sneak Vegetables into Family Meals

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Did you know that children ages 2-3 should be getting one cup of veggies each day? That amount increases as they age: 1 1/2 cups for 4- to 8-year-old kids and between 2 to 3 cups for teens. That's a lot of vegetables! Your kids don't have to always be eating carrots or celery sticks to get enough of the good stuff. Pureed and shredded vegetables easily meld into recipes so that your kids won't even know they're getting an added dose of nutrition. For kids who love cool drinks, try pea perfection smoothies (yes, peas are the secret ingredient). Pack vegetables into sandwiches with veg-filled sloppy Joes. And for dessert, try either spinach brownies or chocolate zucchini cake. Sneaky, huh?

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