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 16 oz bag organic frozen broccoli
- 1 cup organic shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 beaten egg
- 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.