Let’s face it: The majority of American adults aren’t eating enough fruits or vegetables. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that only about 9 percent of Americans are currently meeting the government’s standard for vegetable consumption. (Yikes.) For adults, this means eating only about two to three cups of veggies per day, depending on your weight and level of activity.
And don’t even get us started on kids. “Small kids should have close to two full cups of vegetables each day,” Dr. Lisa Young PhD, RDN and author of the book Finally Full, Finally Slim tells us. And according to MyPlate, a division of the United States Department of Agriculture, a serving of veggies can be anything from a cup of chopped broccoli or two cups of raw spinach, to a large, red bell pepper or two foot-long stalks of celery. But, um, what do you do if your kid will barely eat a bowl of sugary cereal for breakfast, let alone a piece of avocado toast? We've got a plan for that. Here, 19 veggie-packed breakfast ideas for kids below.