Hidden Veggies

Do you have a child (or spouse) that doesn’t enjoy eating too many veggies? Or maybe even yourself? Let’s get creative! There are many ways of adding vegetables to your meals in a way that tastes delicious. Whether it’s savory or dessert, let’s explore what you can do with vegetables.


One of the easiest ways to incorporate vegetables in a way that almost goes unnoticed is by pureeing them. Boil veggies like carrots, celery, tomato (lots of it), zucchini, and onion until they are soft, and blend them together to make a sauce for your favorite pasta or noodles.

Veggie Pasta Sauce


Grating and Finely Chopping

Adding tiny pieces of vegetables to your meals is another great way to add more vegetables to your meal. Although they are still noticeable, blending them in your favorite protein for patties, for example, can make them taste super delicious!

Healthy Hidden Vegetables Beef Burgers


Make it Fun!

When food looks appetizing or similar to foods we already enjoy can trick us into liking particular food or at least make it less intimidating. For example, blending butternut squash with cheese sauce for mac and cheese is a kiddos favorite. Maybe even some zucchini fries? Cauliflower pizza crust? Check out these recipes:

Pizza Bagels


Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese


Cauliflower Pizza Crust



Did you know that you can make brownies with zucchini? Trust me, they taste great! Hiding vegetables in your dessert is a great way to get anyone to eat more veggies; plus, it makes it a bit healthier.

Vegan Zucchini Brownies

Vegan Zucchini Brownies (Only 7 Ingredients!)

11 Dessert Recipes with Hidden Vegetables



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