4 Kid-Approved Yummy Dishes With Veggies

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4 Kid-Approved Yummy Dishes With Veggies

These recipes are sneakily nutritious and definitely tasty.

Do you have a picky eater or a kid who hates eating vegetables? Here are some recipes where you can sneak in healthy ingredients without them knowing so they won’t put up a fuss. Enjoy these special meals with your kids for a great family bonding time!

Mac and Cheese with Carrots

Mac And Cheese With Carrots

This cheesy, finger-licking snack will definitely win your kids’ heart! Putting veggies will add flavor to the dish, and the best way to hide them is to grate or mince them.

Ingredients:
200 grams elbow macaroni (about 2 cups uncooked)
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup grated carrots
¼ cup Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise
½ cup milk
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
½ cup parmesan cheese
⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter mini muffin pan.
  2. In a large pot, boil water and prepare pasta according to box minus three minutes of recommended cooking time. Drain.
  3. Transfer cooked pasta back in pot then add the eggs, carrots, Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise, milk, cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir until pasta is well-coated.
  4. Use a ¼ measuring cup to fill the muffin pan, heaping up the pasta. Sprinkle with a bit of parmesan cheese and a drizzle of oil. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until edges turn brown.
Double Potato Balls

Double Potato Balls

Warm and gooey, this alternative snack to French fries has grated carrots, which are rich in Vitamin A for good eyesight, snuck in.

Ingredients:
250 grams potatoes
250 grams sweet potatoes
6 tbsp butter
4 tbsp Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise
Pinch of salt and pepper
¼ cup green onion, minced
1 small carrot, grated
1 egg, yolk only
20 to 25 (1-inch) cubes of cheddar cheese
1 cup Japanese bread crumbs (panko)
Vegetable oil for deep frying

Garlic sauce:
¼ cup Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise
1 tsp garlic, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste

Procedure:
  1. Boil potatoes and sweet potatoes in salted water until very soft. Drain then mash with a fork.
  2. While potatoes are still warm, add butter, Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. Add minced green onions and grated carrots; mix until well-combined. Let cool for a few minutes then add egg yolk. Mix together. Refrigerate until firm.
  3. Make the mashed potato balls: Get a spoonful of mashed potato and place a cube of cheese in the middle. Use your hands to form a ball. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  4. Place bread crumbs on a plate. Roll potato balls in crumbs until well-coated. Freeze crumb-coated balls for about 1 hour or until coating is quite firm.
  5. Deep fry balls in hot oil until golden brown. Serve immediately with garlic sauce.

    To make garlic sauce:
    Combine Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise and garlic in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
Creamy Eggs

Creamy Eggs

Eggs are rich in disease-fighting nutrients, so this dish is healthy enough with just the protein. Add tomatoes for Vitamin C and basil for calcium, and your kids will get an oh so nutritious and delicious meal they’ll gladly finish!

Ingredients:
7 eggs
¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
¼ cup Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 tbsp fresh basil, minced
1 tbsp butter

Procedure:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, parmesan cheese, Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise, tomatoes, and basil.
  2. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add egg mixture then cook and stir until completely set.
Sandwich Sushi

Sandwich Sushi

Who says you can’t play with your food? Add an element of fun when you create sandwich sushi rolls for your kids. These are power-packed with protein and nutrients from the carrots and cucumber.

Ingredients:
8 slices white or whole wheat bread, crusts removed
310 grams can creamed corn
4 large thin sliced double-smoked ham
1 small carrot, peeled, grated
1 small cucumber, peeled, cut into long strips
200 grams can tuna in oil, drained, flaked
2 tbsp Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise
2 to 3 iceberg lettuce leaves, washed, dried, finely shredded

Procedure:

  1. Place bread on a flat surface. Use a rolling pin to flatten bread slightly. Spread corn over 4 slices, leaving a 2cm strip free of filling along one edge. Top with ham, carrots, and cucumber. Roll up to enclose filling. Cut each sandwich into 3 rounds.
  2. Place tuna and Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise into a bowl. Mix carefully to combine. Arrange lettuce over the 4 remaining slices of bread, leaving a 2cm strip free of filling along one edge. Roll up to enclose filling. Cut each sandwich into 3 rounds.
  3. Wrap all sandwiches in plastic wrap. Store in the fridge until ready to pack into lunch boxes.

Here’s a handy grocery list of ingredients to buy for these dishes.

Grocery List:
200 grams elbow macaroni (about 2 cups uncooked)
12 eggs
4 pc carrots
1 470 mL Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise
1 carton of milk
4 packs of cheddar cheese
1 small pack of salt
1 small pack of ground pepper
1 pack parmesan cheese
1 small bottle of extra virgin olive oil
250 grams potatoes
250 grams sweet potatoes
1 bunch green onion
1 head garlic
200 mg butter
1 pack of Japanese bread crumbs (panko)
1 small bottle of vegetable oil
5 pcs tomatoes
1 pack of iceberg lettuce leaves
1 small cucumber
1 small bunch of basil leaves
310 grams can creamed corn
4 large thin slices double-smoked ham
200 grams can tuna in oil, drained, flaked
1 small loaf of white or whole wheat bread

Serving yummy food with veggies to kids is easy to do, especially if it’s made by you. Let them know that nutritious food can be really delicious, too, so next time you don’t have to sneak in the vegetables.

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