Tired of dealing with picky eaters in your house? Time to get in the “April Fools” spirit and get back at them with a prank. The folks here at FaveHealthyRecipes.com have an idea that’s a little more clever than the typical “Hey, your shoe’s untied” trick.
We’ve got some delicious, easy healthy recipes that will trick your kids (or even yourself) into eating veggies. The list below features many classic dishes that incorporate simple, healthy ingredient swaps, which allow you to enjoy the same comforting flavors as some of your favorite foods in a more nutritious way.
10 Easy Healthy Recipes That Will Fool Your Friends and Family
South of the Border Hash Brown Bake: Packed with protein, South of the Border Hash Brown Bake is easy to throw together if you’re looking for a healthy potato dish.
Spinach Artichoke & Roasted Red Pepper Cheesy Squares (pictured above, right): What better way to get in your daily veggie intake than to pair it with one ingredient that everybody loves — cheese! This dish is so good it’s hard to believe it’s nutritious!
Crispy Baked Asparagus Fries (pictured above, left): Given that the asparagus is already in perfect “fry” shape, it seemed only natural to turn them in fries. Not only is this dish healthy for you, it also has a refreshing, juicy taste that regular french fries just don’t have.
Eggplant Lasagna (pictured above, right): Unlike regular lasagna, the eggplant in this kid-friendly recipe is roasted instead of fried, which not only cuts out unwanted calories, but also takes less time to prepare. Add in some rich marinara sauce, shredded cheese and comforting lasagna noodles and your family will go crazy over this dish.
Zucchini Chips: This homemade snack from Table for Two is a much healthier alternative to an ordinary, store-bought bag of potato chips. These healthy chips (made with fresh zucchini) are thin, crispy and absolutely irresistible.
Skinny BBQ Spaghetti Squash Casserole: This easy healthy recipe replaces spaghetti with spaghetti squash, making this traditionally heavy meal much lighter, without getting rid of that comforting flavor.
Avocado Cream Cheese Snack Roll-Ups (pictured above, left): This tasty snack from Eclectic Recipes tastes like a Southwestern BLT in wrap form. Made with fresh avocados, green onions and tomatoes, this is definitely an easy way to get your daily veggie intake.
Chicken Burrito Bowl: This healthy kid-friendly recipe is much more nutritious than a burrito bowl from Chipotle, but it’s packed with just as much flavor. This dish combines chicken with a wide variety of vegetables, including beans, tomatoes, green peppers and corn. Yum!
Baked Sweet Potato & Zucchini Fritters (pictured above, right): Looking for a flavorful, crispy after-school snack that doesn’t involve any frying? Look no further — this recipe is perfect.
Do you trick your kids into eating their veggies with any easy healthy recipes? We’d love to hear!