If you’ve been having issues with the kids resisting vegetables at the dinner table you can rest assured you’re very much not alone. Tempting as it is to ditch the veggies altogether, now is not the time to give up. Instead, it’s time to LEVEL UP. It can be really easy to make vegetables enticing and delicious once you know-how – here are eight vegetable recipes for the week ahead!
The success is in the selling…
It’s true. If you hype up a vegetable enough over the dinner table your child’s FOMO (fear of missing out) will definitely prevail, practically forcing them to at least try the vegetable you’re advocating so hard for. So listen up, you more often than not only get ONE chance at getting that fork to the mouth – so make sure it’s delicious! Check out the vegetable recipes below to get you started!
8 vegetable recipes that make vegetables delicious for all
1. Air fryer popcorn cauliflower
If there was such a thing as cauliflower nuggets, this air fryer popcorn cauliflower recipe is surely it. Crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle, they’re perfect for dipping into a sauce!
2. Baked zucchini chips
Just like a chip but BETTER. This baked zucchini chips recipe is not only awesome for using up those zucchinis you buy in good faith every week but never get around to using, but it’s brilliant for getting that little extra bit of veg into the bellies of your family.
3. Baked potato
Make the vegetable the carrier of a whole lot of delicious topping ingredients, and no one will bat an eyelid that they’re eating a spud. The humble baked potato really is a vegetable superhero!
4. Cauliflower fried rice
Cauliflower can do and be MANY things, including rice! This delicious fried rice recipe contains five types of vegetables so hits a true dinnertime home run! YUM!
5. Potato wedges
If your kids love chips, chances are they’ll love these hand-cut seasoned potato wedges too!
6. Baked sweet potato fries
And while we’re talking chips, let’s not forget sweet potato fries! Sweet potato turns into a caramelised sweet starch when baked, making for quite morish fries indeed. We defy anyone not to gulp these veggies down with gusto!
7. Vegetable bake
If every attempt at getting vegetables past pursed lips fails, a creamy cheesy sauce is always a winner. A vegetable bake is an excellent way to use up leftover vegetables rolling around your fridge crisper at the end of the week. A winning vegetable recipe, this is the ultimate side dish for everything from Sunday roast to BBQ sausages. Too easy!
8. Smashed cheesy garlic sweet potatoes
BONUS NIGHT! It couldn’t be a vegetable recipe collection without including this recipe for easy peasy smashed cheesy garlic sweet potatoes. Trust me when I say, you have to try these at least once!
There you have it folks, a vegetable recipe for every night of the week! No boring boiling or steaming, just flavour packed vegetable dishes treated and served with love. Who WOULDN’T want to eat these?!
Do you have issues with eating vegetables in your home or some favourite veggie recipes to share? Drop a comment below and tell us your concern or let us know your favourite veggie dish, you might just inspire me to cook it and share it with our Mum Central readers in a recipe post!