Delicious veggies for fussy kids
There’s a reason most kids don’t like plain boiled veggies – they’re tasteless and boring! Here’s our favourite ways to make veggies tasty; they only need a tiny bit more effort than boiling water and our kids love them!
So-Easy Silverbeet Filo Parcels
This is so simple - don’t let the pastry put you off. A great lunch served with a salad – make a few and throw the leftovers in the kids’ lunchboxes the next day.
Ingredients (makes 8)
2 sheets flaky puff or filo pastry (we use Edmonds, from the supermarket freezer)
5 large leaves of silverbeet (chopped)
100 grams feta
Milk (around ¼ cup)
Handful of basil (optional)
Salt and pepper
- Heat oven to 200C degrees (fan bake)
- Remove filo from freezer to defrost
- Pour boiling water over chopped silverbeet in a saucepan and cover for 5 mins or until cooked
- Mix eggs, feta, milk, chopped basil and salt and pepper
- Squeeze water out of silverbeet, add to mixture
- Cut filo into squares (8 in total), and place on baking paper on baking tray. Curve the sides up so the filling doesn’t spill
- Spoon filling into centre of squares and then fold the corners up
- Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
Here’s a great way to make sure carrots end up eaten, not on the floor. We feel a bit guilty about adding honey, but if it means our fussiest eaters will demolish a handful of carrots then surely it’s worth it.
5 cups of thinly sliced carrot
3 Tbs parsley
1 Tbs honey
1/2 tsp grated orange rind
Salt and pepper to taste
Boil or steam carrots until cooked but still with a little bit of bite. Drain well. Mix remaining ingredients in large bowl, add carrots and toss gently. Yum!
Broccoli Cheese Bites
Deliciously simple - if your little one usually turns their nose up at broccoli try chopping it up into tiny pieces for camouflage.
1 head of broccoli (chopped then steamed or boiled)
1 ½ cup grated cheddar
1 cup breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper
Tsp Dijon mustard (optional)
- Heat oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
- Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
- With your hands, form small patties and lay on a baking paper lined baking tray.
- Bake for 25 minutes, turning the patties after the first 15 minutes.
- Let cool and enjoy (don't forget the ketchup)!
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