12 Hidden Veggie Recipes for Families

Posted in Food
on January 2, 2017

The new year always brings out the best of intentions. Many people make resolutions to eat healthier for the new year. But a few weeks into the new year and these resolutions start to fall away and we get off track.

When you have to feed a family it’s not practical to just eat salad every night as part of your healthy diet. For us, dinner time is family time. Which means if I want to eat healthier, then my whole family has to be on board. These 12 hidden veggie recipes are perfect for families to try.

Most of the time my lot are pretty open to at least trying new things. But, somedays if you put something green on their plate, they avoid it like the plague.

Both kids and adults alike will be impressed by these hidden veggie recipes. We’ve got you covered for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and even dessert!) Go ahead and give them a try!

Veggie Packed Pizza Rolls / Super Healthy Kids

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Pudding / Apollo and Luna

Cauliflower Pizza Bites / A Healthy Slice of Life

Beetroot Brownies / The Roasted Root

Zucchini Carrot Apple Muffins / The Lean Green Bean

Hidden Veggie Mac and Cheese / What’s up Moms

Hidden Veggie “Go Gurt” / Make the Best of Everything

Green Smoothie / No Wooden Spoons

Healthy Hidden Veggies Meatloaf / Ally’s Sweet and Savory Eats

Chicken Nuggets with Hidden Vegetables / Mom’s Bistro

Veggie Lasagna / Hello Splendid

Hidden Veggie Sausage Rolls / My Fussy Eater

Which of these hidden veggie recipes do you think your family would enjoy?


  • julie porter

    These look like some great recipes to sneak vegetables into foods that picky eaters will eat. I have not only a picky adult daughter to deal with, I also have my husband who thinks he can only eat corn or beans. I’m going to give a few of these a try.

    January 3, 2017 at 7:55 pm Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      Ugh, picky husbands are the worst! Let us know which is your favorite new recipe! Thanks for stopping by Julie!

      January 4, 2017 at 12:40 am Reply
  • Terri Steffes

    I love that you did this. I am going to find recipes using veggies as the main feature. I have to lose some weight and I think proteins and veggies are the key!

    January 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm Reply
  • Terri Steffes

    I love that you did this. I am going to find recipes using veggies as the main feature. I have to lose some weight and I think proteins and veggies are the key!

    January 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      I try to serve veggies at every meal, but you know kids, they can be picky! I was hoping that incorporating them in “kid friendly” foods I could sneak some extras in, ha! Good luck with your weight loss Terri, sounds like you’re on the right track so far!

      January 4, 2017 at 12:39 am Reply
  • Theresa

    My children don’t like eating veggies at all, but these all look incredibly delicious! They usually enjoy avocado, so I wonder if they would like the pudding.

    January 3, 2017 at 10:05 pm Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      I really hope you try it Theresa! We were all pleasantly surprised at how yummy it was!

      January 4, 2017 at 12:38 am Reply
  • Megan mccoig

    The vegan avocado dessert sounds very interesting and I would love to try it. I’m not a veggie myself but I do eat a lot of veggie dishes!

    January 3, 2017 at 10:16 pm Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      I made this in secret and everyone gobbled it down! Even my husband was surprised when I told him it was made with avocado! Thanks for popping by Megan!

      January 4, 2017 at 12:34 am Reply
  • Cecilia Cannon

    oh my, so many of these look like something my kids would actually eat. Maybe even avocado chocolate pudding?!?!?! seriously, what a great list of healthy “sneaky” foods

    January 4, 2017 at 1:26 am Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      Thanks Cecilia! We hope you enjoy making them!

      January 4, 2017 at 3:17 am Reply
  • Dawn McAlexander

    I see a lot of great looking recipes here that I would like to try. Guess I will knock them off one by one.

    January 4, 2017 at 2:14 am Reply
  • Debra

    I love making recipes with hidden veggies because I have some picky eaters and they wont eat them otherwise.

    January 4, 2017 at 3:20 am Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      We moms have to be sneaky don’t we Debra! Enjoy cooking these yummy recipes!

      January 4, 2017 at 4:03 pm Reply
  • Reesa Lewandowski

    OH these are so great!! I am pinning this because my kids SO do not eat enough veggies! These look delicious!!

    January 4, 2017 at 5:39 am Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      Reesa, we hope this list helps you and your family eat more veggies this year!

      January 4, 2017 at 4:04 pm Reply
  • Ana De- Jesus

    They used to do the same with me. I think veggie pizza would be a delicious addition and most kids love pizza don’t they?

    January 4, 2017 at 11:38 am Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      Veggie pizza is a great idea Ana! You should try the cauliflower pizza bites!

      January 4, 2017 at 4:02 pm Reply
  • Anna nuttall

    i might show these to my mum – she’s diabetic and have tons of health problem. I’m trying to get her to eat veggie foods. Love the look of this. xx

    January 4, 2017 at 12:22 pm Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      What a great thing to share with your mum Anna! We hope she enjoys them!

      January 4, 2017 at 4:01 pm Reply
  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    I don’t need recipes like these because I lucked out and my girls eat anything! However, I love recipes like this because I’m the picky one! 🙂

    January 4, 2017 at 3:50 pm Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      Lucky mama! Maybe you’ll hide some veggies from yourself! Enjoy Joanna!

      January 4, 2017 at 4:01 pm Reply
  • Brittany

    I’m always on the lookout for great, HEALTHY recipes for my little ones (and my hubby). I’m pinning this for later because I think they would like a bunch of these options.

    January 4, 2017 at 4:28 pm Reply
  • Silvia

    These are some great recipes! Those cauliflower pizza bites have gotten my attention though! I must try them!

    January 4, 2017 at 5:57 pm Reply
  • Veronica

    Green veggies are the healthiest and moms are alway so wise! Perfect recipes!
    Happy New Year!

    January 4, 2017 at 9:27 pm Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      That green smoothie is full of yummy green goodness. We call it our Hulk smoothie!

      January 5, 2017 at 11:33 pm Reply
  • Kristin

    You might have just saved me. Haha! It is SO hard for me to get my kiddos to eat their veggies these days. I need to be tricky. Bwah!

    January 4, 2017 at 11:03 pm Reply
  • Robin Rue

    My husband is pretty picky when it comes to veggies so these would be perfect. So many great ideas!

    January 4, 2017 at 11:52 pm Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      We hope you enjoy them Robin!

      January 5, 2017 at 11:34 pm Reply
  • Amanda Love

    That’s awesome! I love hidden veggie recipes and it’s nice that we’re able to feed veggies to kids without them knowing it. it’s a great way to make sure they get the nutrition that they need from food.

    January 5, 2017 at 2:30 am Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      Yes! We’re all for adding veggies to kid’s plates but sometimes we gotta be sneaky too!

      January 5, 2017 at 11:34 pm Reply
  • Liz

    So sneaky! I love it. All in all my kids are pretty good eaters but squash is a no go. I’d say I’ll have to try the zucchini muffins.

    January 5, 2017 at 3:12 am Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      Good choice with the muffins Liz!

      January 5, 2017 at 11:32 pm Reply
  • Carolyn

    These are great ideas to get my kids (and me) to eat more veggies. We need to add more to our diet.

    January 5, 2017 at 12:14 pm Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      Us too! We hope they are helpful Carolyn!

      January 5, 2017 at 11:35 pm Reply
  • Irina

    I love this list. I’m so glad that my kids love veggies. We would love to try the green smoothie and veggie lasagna. My 5 year old loves the color green and will eat anything that is green. 🙂 Hopeful she won’t outgrow this. 🙂

    January 5, 2017 at 3:54 pm Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      Both of those would be great choices Irina! So awesome that your daughter loves green and eats green things so willingly!

      January 5, 2017 at 11:36 pm Reply
  • Melissa Vera

    I love recipes that taste good and that parents can be sneaky with the vegetables. I can’t wait to try some of these out.

    January 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      We know you will enjoy them Melissa!

      January 5, 2017 at 11:37 pm Reply
  • Ciara Attwell

    Thanks for including my sausage rolls!

    January 5, 2017 at 9:19 pm Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      You’re very welcome Ciara! I bet they make great little snacks!

      January 5, 2017 at 11:37 pm Reply
  • Brittany

    Yum these all look delicious! I always have such an interesting time trying to get my kids to eat indian food. They’re usually pretty good if it’s in an Indian dish otherwise it’s a big no!

    January 5, 2017 at 9:29 pm Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      That’s too funny Brittany. We hope you give some of these a try!

      January 5, 2017 at 11:38 pm Reply
  • Donna

    Thank you so much for doing this! My two youngest freak out at the sight of a vegetable.

    January 5, 2017 at 10:48 pm Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      We hope this list of hidden veggie recipes can help you sneak some veggies into your 2 youngest Donna!

      January 5, 2017 at 11:40 pm Reply
  • Donna

    Thank you so much for doing this! My two youngest freak out at the sight of a vegetable.

    January 5, 2017 at 10:48 pm Reply
  • CourtneyLynne

    Ooooo I’m going to have to try a few of these!!!!! My daughter is so picky when it comes to veggies. I’m sure one of these would work!

    January 6, 2017 at 12:54 am Reply
  • Laura

    I have been blessed with a son that loves vegetables as much as I do but we are always looking for new and fun recipes. These look great, will definitely have to give some a try!

    January 6, 2017 at 4:11 am Reply
    • Catherine Murton

      Glad you son is a good vegetable eater! I’m sure he will still enjoy trying these recipes with you!

      January 6, 2017 at 11:45 pm Reply

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