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Ultimate 25 Recipes to get your Children eating more Vegetables

Ultimate 25 Recipes to get your Children eating more Vegetables.

There is so much conflicting advice when it comes to health and diet and as a Mum (and not a nutritionist) it can be sometimes hard to keep up.  However, the one thing that remains consistent and is agreed by everyone, is that eating more vegetables can help to improve both our health and well-being. It can be a tough challenge for the New Year but even adding one more serving a day will make all the difference to your little ones.

Recipes that make Veggies Tasty!

Here are my Ultimate 25 Veggie Loaded Recipes that your little ones will love!

SOUP FOR LITTLE ‘SOUPER’ HEROES

Don’t let the colour of this soup put the little ones off. We call it ‘Souper’ Hero soup and it is the fuel for little spider boys! This soup is jam packed with veggies and is so deliciously creamy that children will love it! I promise!

Find the recipe here: Baby Led Feeding

EASY NAAN BREAD PIZZA

This recipe is perfect for a quick mid-week meal as you can have it on the table in just 15 minutes! It’s a lovely simple recipe that’s perfect for cooking with kids – younger children can mix and spread the sauce and scatter the toppings, and older children can help prepare the toppings too.

Find the recipe here: Eats Amazing

SWEET POTATO PIZZAS

Kids love pizza and this recipe is the perfect way to make them even healthier by changing the dough for sweet potato slices. They are not only delicious but so good for little ones too and a great way of getting that extra veggie in.

Find the recipe here: Healthy Little Foodies

PIZZA MUFFINS

These mini pizza muffins are so perfect for baby led weaning as they are just the ideal size for those mini hands and when they are as packed full of goodness as these ones are, you won’t ever mind giving them to your little one. Each one contains a cherry tomato as well as iron rich kale which babies and toddlers need lots of to grow up healthy and strong.

Find the recipe here: Baby Led Feeding

SILLY FACE WRAPS

Make snacking or lunching fun with these gluten free tortillas and hummus turned into Silly Face Wraps. Adorn with cucumber eyes and noses, shove those veggies and lettuce on top for a wild head of hair and now you have the silliest meal on the block!

Find the recipe here: Fork and Beans

PRINCESS RAINBOW VEGGIE WRAPS

All princesses eat rainbows! It’s true, really! These yummy wraps from Eats Amazing are delicious for your little toddlers lunch and a great way of getting lot’s of yummy goodness into every bite too!

Find the recipe here: Eats Amazing

BEAN AND VEGGIE NUGGETS

These Bean and Veggie Nuggets taste delicious hot, straight out of the oven but also nice cold. The ingredients include canellini beans, carrots and zucchini making them super nutritious for your little ones.

Find the recipe here: Healthy Little Foodies

EASY PEASY BABY FRITTATAS

This lunch recipe is so easy and quick to make and just perfect for baby led weaning hands. I like to pack these frittatas with as many veggies as possible to try and always get my little ones closer to getting their 7 a day. Every veggie counts and it really puts my mind at ease when I see them munching on these yummy bites.

Find the recipe here: Baby Led Feeding

SPINACH, FETA AND PESTO MUFFINS

These spinach, fetta and pesto muffins are perfect for the lunchbox, a savoury afternoon snack or just because! They are packed full of goodness and flavour and they taste AMAZING!

Find the recipe here: Kidgredients

CARROT MUFFINS

There is so much carrot content in these muffins, infact, the entire recipe contains a hefty 400g so they are an amazing way of getting lot’s more veggies into the diet. These muffins are so delicious and the little ones will love them!

Find the recipe here: My Kids Lick the Bowl

SPINACH AND CREAM BABY PIES

The filling for these little pies is really simple, just a few ingredients but they really work together. Spinach is one of my favourite vegetables and is so great for your little ones diet. Its literally packed with vitamin A and K and is also a great source of vitamin C. More importantly for weaning babies spinach is an excellent source of Iron which growing babies need.

Find the recipe here: Baby Led Feeding

COURGETTE MUFFINS (ZUCCHINI MUFFINS)

These muffins are gluten-free, but nice and filling and great for fuelling small tummies for breakfast, lunch and in the lunchbox! They freeze and defrost well and are a great way of getting lot’s more veggies into your little ones diet.

Find the recipe here: My Kids Lick the Bowl

CAULIFLOWER TATER TOTS

I love the idea of cauliflower rolled in a crumb. This recipe is great for little ones and can be baked instead of fried for that extra healthy bite.

Find the recipe here: Fork and Beans

SWEET POTATO MEATLOAF BOATS

These sweet potato meatloaf boats are made using a yummy tomato base and flavourful by using sweet potato, chill powder, paprika, worcestershire sauce, and honey (leave out for babies under 1).

Find the recipe here: Tiny Tummy Tales

RAINBOW VEGGIE RISOTTO

This 20 Minutes Rainbow Veggie Risotto is my savour. Its so quick and easy to make and uses store cupboard and fridge essentials that you probably already have. The veggies are totally interchangeable depending on what you have in that particular day. And anything goes…fresh or frozen!

Find the recipe here: My Fussy Eater

BAKED ZUCCHINI FRIES/BAKED COURGETTE FRIES

Try these Baked Vegan Zucchini Fries (courgette for those of you in Ireland and UK). Zucchinis are an excellent source of vitamin and minerals and when coated with yummy panko bread crumbs they make a delicious side to lunch or dinner.

Find the recipe here: Fork and Beans

VEGGIE AND RICE PASTIES

These ‘kid approved’ pasties are a brilliant way of getting lots more veggies into their diet. Pack them full and watch them disappear!

Find the recipe here: Kidgredients

SWEETCORN AND QUINOA FRITTERS

These Sweetcorn Quinoa Fritters are perfect for when the fridge is looking pretty bare. They are easy to make and are a great way to serve a portion of vegetables when you realise you don’t have any fresh available.

Find the recipe here: Healthy Little Foodies

BROCCOLI & CHIVE STUFFED BABY POTATOES

There is actually nothing more tasty in my opinion than a potato and it is a perfect food to first give your little one. A baby potato is so easy for them to hold and when filled with vegetables it becomes a perfect little meal. I have served these for both dinner with some diced chicken, spiced baked beans or as a tea-time snack just as they are.

Find the recipe here: Baby Led Feeding

SWEET POTATO & CHICKPEA VEGGIE BURGERS

Delicious vegetarian burgers packed with nutritious sweet potato and chickpeas and flavoured with cajun spices! These burgers are gluten, dairy, egg and nut free so they make a great choice for families with allergies and intolerances and they are also suitable for vegans too.

Find the recipe here: My Fussy Eater

BABY VEGGIE BURGERS

As vegetarian burgers go, these are the best I have tasted. They aren’t dry or tasteless like so many I have tried over the years, and they have a firm texture which makes it easy for little ones to manage. We make these weekly at home and they are super delicious and a great way to get extra veggies in.

Find the recipe here: Baby Led Feeding

TOMATO & PUMPKIN PASTA SAUCE

This tomato pumpkin pasta sauce is a super simple recipe that is full of veggies. There is no doubt that kids love spaghetti. But did you know commercial spaghetti contains more than 2 teaspoons of sugar per serve. This spaghetti tomato pumpkin pasta from My Kids Lick the Bowl is free of added sugar, kid approved and packs in the vegetables!

Find the recipe here: My Kids Lick the Bowl

SUPER VEGGIE LOADED PASTA

Pasta sauce has always been a huge favourite in our house and Oscar has been no exception to this. We could literally give this to him every day and it is wolfed up in no time. The sauce is filled with tasty soft grilled vegetables and then blended making it really easy for smaller babies to eat, along with the garlic gives it a really yummy flavour. I know your baby will love this as much as mine does.

Find the recipe here: Baby Led Feeding

SHEPERDS PIE WITH SWEET POTATO MASH

This recipe is a great way to sneak in extra vegetables in an attempt to be healthier and to help you exceed your five a day. There are lot’s of extra veg added by stuffing the meat mix with extra carrots, peas and onions, and adding sweet potato to the traditional mash topping.

Find the recipe here: Eats Amazing

VEGGIE BREAD

This recipe is all kinds of good. It contains only great ingredients for your little babies and when paired with a yummy hummus it makes a perfect lunch. The bread is absolutely loaded with vitamins and minerals as it contains so many nutritious vegetables from broccoli and cauliflower to spinach and parsley.

Find the recipe here: Baby Led Feeding

Do you have a favourite Veggie Loaded Recipes?

We would love to hear your favourite veggie loaded recipes that work for your family.

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