One of the most common "mom" questions I get is how I get my kids to eat what I cook, especially if what I’m cooking has a lot of veggies. It’s definitely a process; training kids to want to eat well, and not just beg for Mac’n’cheese every night for dinner. I know the struggle is real to get our kids to eat the healthy food we make, especially when they are little. So when I find a way to be sneaky and get extra veggies into their meals without them realizing it, I take full advantage.
Have you seen these Green Giant Veggie Fries®, and Veggie Rings® in the grocery store? They’re in the freezer section and they’re made entirely from veggies like cauliflower and zucchini, and include an entire serving of veggies. The best part is: they’re SUPER good. Like surprisingly delicious. They’re also super quick to bake up and fun to incorporate into easy kid-friendly recipes. I thought it would be fun to share a few with you today! Here are 3 of my favorite, easy kid-friendly recipes with Veggie Fries and Rings. They can all be done, start to finish in under 30 minutes (and most of that is bake time), they’re super fast and easy to throw together, and only take a few ingredients. Try them out! I promise your kid will LOVE them.
Okay, I’m going to share a Veggie Fries parmesan recipe, a BBQ chicken and Veggie Fries lettuce wraps recipe, and a recipe for our favorite dip that is totally delish with the cauliflower Veggie Rings!
First up, you’re going to bake all the Veggie Fries and Rings. The cooking times run 15-20 minutes.
Veggie Fries parmesan recipe:
Ingredients: Zucchini garlic and parmesan Veggie Fries, marinara sauce, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil.
Directions: bake Veggie Fries, drizzle with marinara sauce, top with fresh mozzarella and fresh basil. Pop back in the oven for about 5 minutes until the cheese is melted. Enjoy!
BBQ Chicken and Veggie Fries lettuce wraps recipe:
Ingredients: rotisserie chicken, BBQ sauce, lettuce, cauliflower ranch and bacon veggie fries, grated cheese of choice.
Directions: Bake Veggie Fries, shred rotisserie chicken while they’re baking and toss shredded chicken with BBQ sauce. Assemble wraps by adding the chicken to the lettuce, and top with 3-4 Veggie Fries then sprinkle with grated cheese!
Copycat chic-fil-a sauce recipe:
This recipe is so similar to the real thing and is so good with the cauliflower Veggie Rings!
Ingredients: 1/2 cup mayo, 1/4 cup BBQ sauce, 1/4 cup of honey, 2 tbsp yellow mustard.
Directions: mix it all up and dip away!
There you go! 3 super easy recipes, positively packed with veggies that your kids are going to love!