Blog Monthly Archives: April 2015

What’s not to love about a meal that is kid-friendly, vegetarian, low-cost, high in protein and fiber, and done in less than a half-an-hour? Serve it with your choice of accompaniments, like guacamole or salsa, or even a serving of brown rice. If you’re not aiming for a vegetarian meal, shred up last night’s leftover chicken and add to the veggie mix before baking. KEYWORDS: beans, protein, fiber, folate, iron, vitamin B, calcium, vitamin D, vegetarian, kid-friendly, legumes, squash, potassium. Yield: … Read More

Zucchini “Fries”

These dippable, poppable, baked zucchini “fries” are loaded with vitamins A and C. Coated with egg and whole grain breadcrumbs before baked to a mouth-watering crisp, these fake “fries” are sure to please kids both big and small. In addition to the smattering of parmesan cheese in the coating, feel free to grate an additional amount on top of the entire baking dish, for an extra zingy—and slightly gooey—kick.  KEYWORDS: kid-friendly; squash; potassium, vitamin A; vitamin C; folate; vegetarian; sides; snacks; lycopene. … Read More

Pasta is probably one of the dishes most universally-adored by children the world over. With this delectably rich bolognese, your picky eaters won’t even know that they’re eating a whole day’s worth of vegetables. The trick to “hiding” the vegetables is to dice them super fine and uniformly. Using parsley instead of basil at the end will give it an earthier flavor, whereas the basil will impart a more pronounced, fresher taste. KEYWORDS: protein, lycopene, kid-friendly, riboflavin, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin … Read More