Use this holiday to get kids excited about eating vegetables. These healthy green recipes for St. Patrick’s Day are festive and so delicious! Kid-approved.
One of my favorite things about St. Patrick’s Day, besides getting to spend a fun day with my kids, is having an excuse to make even more green foods. We all know how healthy green veggies are for us and our families, and this holiday, I go all out with the (naturally) green foods!
But for St. Patrick’s Day, I like to get a little more creative! We still usually have green smoothies because you can sweeten them with delicious fruit and completely hide the veggie taste, but these healthy green recipes for St. Patrick’s Day are so creative! Pancakes, noodles, muffins…the possibilities are endless!
I hope you get to make some of these healthy green recipes with your kids on St. Patrick’s Day. These are also great any day of the year to get some extra veggies in!
Enjoy a festive Shamrock Green Smoothie this St. Patrick’s Day! Packed with nutritious fruits and veggies, this is a healthy smoothie that your kids will love drinking.
There are two big reasons I love St. Patrick’s Day: 1. we get to spend time together as a family doing fun activities and participating in the festivities of the day; and 2. the green theme gives me an excuse to sneak even more healthy fruits and vegetables in my kids’ food! I’d say that’s a pretty great holiday.
No artificial food dyes here to give this smoothie its festive color – just spinach! I promise your kids won’t be able to taste it. Just tell them that leprechauns drink their green smoothies too and I’m sure they’ll gulp it down. :)
There are so many good ingredients in this smoothie that it makes a perfect balanced breakfast (for any day of the year!) or a filling afternoon snack. Bananas and apples give it a delicious fruity flavor, spinach packs nutrition, and yogurt gives it creaminess and protein. Smoothies are the best, aren’t they?
We love making green smoothies for kids that they will love and ask for again and again. I hope you love this recipe!
Almost every parent has been there–trying to get our child to just try a piece of broccoli or a carrot. Sometimes it seems impossible, but we keep trying because we want to feed our kids the most nutritious foods that will help them grow strong and healthy.
Let MOMables help you out at meal time, even if you have a picky eater who won’t even touch a vegetable. Grab a free week of meals to make your life a little easier!
Sometimes the easiest way for us to get our kids to eat vegetables is to sneak them into their food slowly. At first they won’t even know they’re in there, so when you tell them that there are hidden veggies in their food, they’ll be a little more open to the idea of vegetables.
Here’s 6 delicious school lunch ideas that will help you get some veggies in your kids’ diets!
Crispy, full of flavor, and perfect for dipping…these nuggets are just like the ones your kids already love, plus they have veggies! Your kids will probably think it’s cool that the nuggets are green and won’t even realize it’s actually vegetables. These are perfect for packing in lunch boxes!
Take a family meal staple and put a healthier twist on it! This mac and cheese has hidden pureed carrots, giving it that bright orange color and slight sweetness. Your kids will love this creamy pasta, and you’ll love that they’re getting in lots of nutrients. Simply pack in a thermos the night before, and you’re good to go!
Mini quiches are the ultimate lunch for easy packing and transport, and these delicious carrot and zucchini bites are no exception! They’re cheesy and packed with veggies–it’s a win-win. You could even make these for breakfast and use the leftovers for lunch for a two-in-one meal.
This chicken and broccoli alfredo makes the perfect weeknight skillet meal, which makes even better leftovers for lunch the next day. Creamy pasta and chicken plus crunchy broccoli will make this recipe a family-favorite. Your kids won’t think twice about eating the veggies in this dish!
You can’t go wrong with waffles for any meal. With these cheesy waffles with hidden veggies, you definitely can’t go wrong. As with the mini quiches, you can even make these for breakfast and make extra to throw in your children’s lunch boxes.
If you ever find yourself with leftover veggies (probably from your child’s plate at dinner), this is the perfect recipe for you. These cheesy quiche muffins can use up that leftover broccoli and cheese before they go bad. No one will know just how much nutrition is packed into these little quiches!
We hope you enjoyed these school lunch ideas to help you get your kids to eat more veggies. Be sure to keep checking MOMables.com for more tips and tricks to make meal time easier!