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17 Recipes to Make If Your Kid Won’t Touch a Vegetable

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Your kid hates anything green (well, except green M&Ms). He laughs in the face of salad. Broccoli is his worst enemy. So what the heck do you cook him that’s actually somewhat nutritious? Here are 17 ideas to help him expand his veggie horizons.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

1.

Roasted Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese

Half pasta, half cauliflower, totally brilliant.

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2.

Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Bites

It’s all about the tangy dipping sauce.

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3.

Pumpkin Soup in Mini Pumpkin Bowls

Don’t tell him it’s just fancy squash.

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4.

Cauliflower Sweet Potato Burgers

Veggies? What veggies?

Cook Beautiful

5.

Roasted Pumpkin and Brussels Sprouts with Poached Eggs

Swap out the toast for rainbow veggies.

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6.

Sushi Cups

As fun to make as they are to eat.

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7.

Brussels Sprouts Skillet with Crispy Pancetta-Garlic Bread Crumbs

When in doubt, sprinkle bacon on it.

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8.

Carrot Pasta

Shh, there are two whole cups of carrots in here.

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9.

Baked Zucchini Ziti Spirals

Just as tasty as lasagna.

Tastes Better From Scratch

10.

The Best Black Bean Burger

Freeze these patties so you’ll always have them on hand.

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11.

Grilled Flatbread Pizza with Artichoke, Ricotta and Lemon

No delivery here.

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12.

Vegetable Wellington with Mushrooms and Spinach

Pie for dinner? Don’t mind if we do.

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13.

Carrot Pigs in a Blanket

The best-ever after-school snack.

Namely Marly

14.

Loaded Vegan Baked Potatoes

Only loaded with nutritious stuff, of course.     

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15.

Buffalo Cauliflower Nuggets

Bye, popcorn chicken.

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16.

Eggplant Pizza

Don’t be shocked when your kiddo polishes off three pieces.

Baker By Nature

17.

Skinny One-Pan Veggie Fajita Pasta

Taco Tuesday just got served.