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Creative Ways to Get Kids to Eat Vegetables

Updated on November 1, 2017
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A former teacher and tutor, Kenna enjoys helping children live a better life, understanding the importance of helping them become leaders.

I have observed getting kids to eat vegetables is not an easy task. Vegetables are a require taste, and it is best to start them eating vegetables at a young age. I have found many ideas to be creative in getting kids to eat their vegetables.

I approach it on both levels of being upfront about it and not being upfront about it. Either way, it is a lot of fun and interesting achievement. Seeing them eat their vegetables or asking to eat some vegetables is so rewarding. Below, I found some creative ways to get kids to eat vegetables.

Carrot Patches


I discovered Carrot Patches at Taste and Tell. The site sparked my interest because they offer so many creative options to interest kids in eating their vegetables. My favorite is Carrot Patches because the hummus in tiny pots with carrots is so cute. It’s a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables.

Nothing like playing Hide and Go Seek with the kids, but you can also hide their veggies in recipes. Disney offers a very creative broccoli recipe.

The idea is to make the veggies unrecognizable in dishes. I found it really easy to do because I had all the ingredients in my home. All you need is English muffins, broccoli, and cheese.

Disgust's Broccoli Pizza


Very Hungry Caterpillars


This is one of my go to sites because the ideas are so clever. Here we have Very Hungry Caterpillars. The snack even comes with a poem. How delicious is that! The main ingredient is cucumbers and the cherry tomatoes with silly eyes is so adorable.

Creative Ways to Serve Vegetables

Kitty Cat Potatoes

No way kids are going to turn down these cute little Kitty Potatoes. They are a really unique and yummy looking.

I would use real butter, but other than that these are so simple to make. You just need little potatoes, rosemary, snap peas, corn kernels, salt, and pepper. Butter hits those taste buds and just keeps on giving, so my kids just eat them up.


Scooter Snacks


Just the name of the site makes me want to bookmark it. Taste of Home offers such a creative treat. Boys and girls will eat this one up. They are easy and fun to make.

You build the scooters with zucchini, cherry tomatoes, olives, cream cheese, pretzels, and string cheese.

Tomato and Cucumber

Getting your kids to eat their vegetables doesn’t have to be such a hard task. Sure, vegetables are not the tastiest foods, but I have discovered that introducing them in a creative way you just can’t go wrong.

The fact that my kids are eating their vegetables means being creative is the best approach. It is so upbeat and fun. I am even eating more vegetables.

© 2017 Kenna McHugh


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