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Photo: Photo by Mick Telkamp
It’s no secret that kids can be picky eaters, avoiding the “green stuff” in favor of starchy or sweet foods at meal and snack time. This kid-friendly lunch of burger, fries, macaroni and cheese and a frosty blueberry smoothie may not look like it, but it’s jam-packed with nutritional veggies, including spinach, cauliflower, squash, sweet potatoes and legumes. These unexpected ingredients will probably go unnoticed by pint-sized diners, but turn a kid-approved lunch into a vitamin-rich feast a parent can feel good about. Try these under-the-radar strategies for adding vegetables to the menu.