How To – Getting Kids to Eat Their Veggies – Recipes and Ideas

How to get kids to eat their vegetables has been a pretty dominant topic of discussion around here lately, and let’s face it,  kids are hesitant to try new foods.  Getting your kids involved in the kitchen will let them experiment, and allows them to add as much, or as little of the ingredient as they want.  Two great ways to incorporate veggies into meal time, is to make mini frittatas (or egg cups), and pizza.

In a large measuring up, have your kids crack eight (8) eggs, and combine it with ½ cup milk, and whisk away – like when making scrambled eggs.  Pour the egg mixture into a prepared muffin tin.  Chop up the veggies from your box, and put them in separate bowls.  Be sure to explain to your kids what each veggie is, and let them taste it, if they are willing.  Cheese and bacon always seem to make things better too, so add some cheese and/or bacon to the mix.  Let your kids add the veggies, cheese and bacon (or ham) to the eggs.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10-20 minutes, until the eggs have risen and are firm to the touch.

These egg cups are super easy to make, my Anthony LOVED making them, and asks for them almost every morning now.  We add spinach, kale, zucchini, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower – you name it.  He loves throwing the food into the cups, and watching them rise through the window in the oven.  Just add whatever veggies your family likes.

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Egg Cups

8 eggs

½ cup milk

½ cup cheese of your choice

2 cups veggies, chopped

½ cup crumbled bacon or ham (optional)

–          Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a muffin tin with Pam.

–          Whisk eggs and milk together, and pour into a prepared muffin tin.

–          Let your kids add cheese, meat and veggies of their choice.

–          Bake for 10-20 minutes, until eggs have risen and are firm to the touch.




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