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10 recipes guaranteed to get kids eating vegetables

Encouraging children to eat their veggies or try new foods can often result in mealtimes quite quickly turning into a battle of wills! The good thing is, most children grow out of their fussiness, with mealtime meltdowns becoming a distant memory (or nightmare!). But if you’re in the midst of feeling the frustration, Annabel is here to help with her tasty yet effective mealtime picks to get kids to love their veg!

Annabel’s top 10 recipes to get kids to eat their veggies

Hidden Veg Sauce Recipe by Annabel Karmel

Hidden Veg Sauce

What they can’t see they can’t pick out! Blending vegetables into your fussy eater’s favourite sauce is a great way to secretly hit that 5-a-day target. Even the most experienced of hidden veggie detectives won’t spot the 5 veggies in this super tasty tomato sauce.

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Butternut Squash, Pea, Broccoli and Kale Recipe by Annabel Karmel

Butternut Squash, Pea, Broccoli and Kale

Give weaning babies a superfood boost by adding kale and broccoli to sweet butternut squash and peas for the ultimate healthy baby puree recipe combo.

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Tasty Beef Casserole with 7 Veggies Recipe by Annabel Karmel

Tasty Beef Casserole with 7 Veggies

Not only does this healthy toddler and kid-friendly casserole recipe contain an all-important dose of brain-boosting iron, it comes packed with 7 veggies! Plus, it’s super tasty and easy to prepare too.

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Hidden Veg Smoothie Recipe by Annabel Karmel

Hidden Veg Smoothie

When it comes to adding goodness to a picky child’s diet, a blender might just become your new best friend! Kids rarely turn down a smoothie so use this to your advantage by pairing fruits with veggies for a nutritious 5-a-day hit.

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Veggie Balls Recipe by Annabel Karmel

Veggie Balls

These little balls are a fantastic way to pack in veggies and are the ideal finger food for babies and toddlers. They are also great for batch cooking and freezing, in readiness for those busy days.

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Popeye Pasta Recipe by Annabel Karmel

Popeye Pasta

Follow Popeye’s good example and boost your baby and toddler’s strength with… you guessed it – spinach! This superfood pasta recipe is loaded with the good stuff.

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Broccoli & Sweetcorn Fritters Recipe by Annabel Karmel

Broccoli & Sweetcorn Fritters

Vegetables are the hero in this super simple fritters recipe. In Annabel’s expert opinion, fritters always go down a treat with babies, toddlers, kids, and adults alike. This is the ideal finger food recipe, packed full of flavour (and not forgetting their 5-a-day!)

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Family Cottage Pie Recipe by Annabel Karmel

Family Cottage Pie

Pass the serving spoon! Everyone can tuck into this luxuriously layered family cottage pie which boasts a rather impressive vegetable-packed ingredient list.

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Annabel’s Mighty Mac ‘N’ Cheese Recipe by Annabel Karmel

Annabel’s Mighty Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Annabel’s special macaroni cheese recipe definitely deserves its title. Supercharged with broccoli and sweetcorn, this creamy creation with a crunchy topping is the best fuel for your family – young and old!

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Annabel’s Hidden Veg Bolognese Recipe by Annabel Karmel

Annabel’s Hidden Veg Bolognese

Refuel after a busy day with Annabel’s super-tasty spaghetti Bolognese recipe which is packed with those all-important veggies. A great way towards their 5-a-day (and the kids will be one the wiser!)

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