Ninja Veggies Your Kids Won't Know Are Inside Their Meals

This one goes out to all the parents who need to ninja veggies into their kids' meals to make life easier.

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Got a kid who doesn't like to eat a particular vegetable, or even anything of a particular colour? Lifehack has three recipes that include vegetables so sneaky they won't show up on your kids' radar.

Check out this idea for Broccoli Cheese Puffs:


  1. 1 16 oz bag organic frozen broccoli
  2. 1 cup organic shredded mozzarella cheese
  3. 1 beaten egg
  4. 1/2 cup bread crumbs

Cook and drain the frozen broccoli. Place all the broccoli in a blender and blend well. Place in a medium-sized bowl and combine with all other ingredients. Shape into patties and place on a silicone-lined baking sheet. Cook at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 18-20 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden. Cool completely and place in a single layer in a large ziplock and move to the freezer.

Not bad, eh? Depending on how stressed and vindictive you are, you may or may not want to jump around afterwards yelling "Ha! You just ate broccoli!" Dress as that scary clown they have nightmares about, too, so they really internalise the experience.

But if your kids have a problem with anything green, or if they're in full-on "I won't eat anything other than junk food" mode, you might want to go for the Chocolate Zucchini Muffins.

Check out all of the recipes over at Lifehack.


    Many mince dishes can be substituted or divided with lentils without affecting taste or consistency. Shepherd's pie with a mix of mince, lentils and split peas works really well (even before you add other vegies).

    Home made sausage rolls with grated veggies in the mince FTW with my kids.

    reasoning and explanation of what my daughter can and cannot do until she eats her vegetables works for me.
    so does, pasta sauce, minces and baked goods with hidden grated veg.

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