How To Sneak Veggies into Family Meals
Try these sneaky tips and kid-friendly recipes to get your family to eat more vegetables.
Hi, I'm Nicci, EatingWell's nutrition expert. And I'm Jessie, food editor here at EatingWell. Jessie, did you know that a recent Penn State study showed that slipping vegetables into a pasta meal caused kids to eat fewer calories and more vegetables? Nicci, you know we have tons of recipes that do just that, and this is one of my favorites. This is an ooey, gooey, cheesy mac-and-cheese casserole with a little golden bread crumbs on top. Right in the middle of it, in the middle layer, we actually have a whole load of spinach. Wow, that looks delicious, and that looks like almost a full serving of spinach there. Spinach is great because it's high in fiber, folate and beta carotene. It's a great choice. And this is actually just frozen spinach so it's super easy. Take it out of the freezer and you're good to go. For this recipe and other healthy recipes, go to eatingwell.com, where good taste meets good health.