Hidden Nutrition

(Last Updated On: October 15, 2009)

This is a special series of blogs on Food & Your Children, written by my wife, Donna Samuelson.

Sometimes it is very hard to get your children to eat their veggies, but they are an essential part of a healthy diet. Here are some great ways to hid vegetables in your Childs food; they will never know what hid ‘em!

Chop cooked wax beans and mix them into macaroni and cheese- they look just like pasta!

Zucchini takes on the flavor of anything it is cooked with. Cutting it into small pieces and putting it into spaghetti sauce is a great way to hide it!

Mashed carrots can easily be mixed into mashed potatoes- this adds a fun color and beta-carotene

Carrot, banana, zucchini bread all contain hiding fruits/veggies!

Cauliflower can be mashed similarly to mashed potatoes. It has much more vitamins and a unique texture that kids love