Unlike your family’s Saturday, getting small smiles to swallow veggies is anything but your family’s weekly walk in the park. Fruit can be friendly (thanks, natural sugars), but broccoli and green beans tempt tantrums. But what if getting them to eat their greens came conveniently? Relax, as we revel how to hide veggies in the form of chips, pizza—even French fries!

CAULIFLOWER NACHOS

Make your kids go cauliflower-crazy—without even knowing it. Its naturally crunchy texture stimulates saliva, preventing plaque buildup. Cauliflower is also high in vitamin C and vitamin K, minerals that help strengthen bones and teeth.

Ingredients:

• 1 head cauliflower, sliced
• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon cumin
• 1 teaspoon paprika
• 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1 pinch cayenne pepper
• 1 cup low-fat cheese
• Toppings of choice

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss the cauliflower, spices and oil together in a bowl. Place on a baking sheet in one even layer, and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Once golden, remove from the oven and top with cheese. Place in oven for another 5-7 minutes.

Add your favorite (healthy) toppings, like guacamole and fresh salsa.

ZUCCHINI FRIES

Feeling dehydrated? This crunchy green contains 95% water. And zucchini is a smart choice for your smile. It’s filled with calcium and vitamin C; minerals that help strengthen enamel and support healthy gums.

Ingredients

• 1 cup breadcrumbs
• 1/3 cup low-fat Parmesan cheese, grated
• 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 6 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise
• 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
• 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
• 3 tablespoons chopped parsley

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a rack with tinfoil and place on a baking sheet. In a large bowl, combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and pepper; set aside. Dip zucchini in flour, submerge in eggs, and then dip in breadcrumbs. Press down to coat. Place zucchini on baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 22-25 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.

CAULIFLOWER PIZZA

No matter how you slice it, cauliflower pizza crust will satisfy your kids’ deepest deep dish desires.

Ingredients:

• 1 head cauliflower
• ¼ cup low-fat parmesan cheese (finely grated)
• 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
• 1 large egg
• 1 cup low-fat mozzarella cheese (finely grated)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Break up the cauliflower into florets and place in a food processor. Pulse the cauliflower until it becomes a fine powder, about 10, 2-second pulses. Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl and heat covered until soft, 4-6 minutes. Once cooled, place in a clean towel to wring out the moisture.

In a large bowl, mix together the cauliflower, Parmesan, Italian seasoning, egg and mozzarella. Place the mixture onto a baking sheet and gently press into a 10-inch round, baking for 12-15 minutes.

Top the crust with low-sodium pizza sauce and your favorite healthy toppings (bonus points for more veggies!). Bake for another 10 minutes.

Cosmo Insurance Agency is an independent insurance agency serving surrounding communities in New Jersey. Cosmo keeps its promise to assure an efficient and creative approach to the services we offer. Each of our clients experience a personalized and long-term relationship with us. Our New Jersey based team of health brokers guides our clients in helping them choose the most cost-effective options. By incorporating the latest in technology-based tools and laws on healthcare, employee benefits, life insurance and finance, we keep our clients up-to-date with the plans that encompass all of their needs, whether it is individual or group insurance.

CONTACT COSMO

GET A HEALTH INSURANCE QUOTE NOW

LEARN MORE ABOUT HEALTH INSURANCE

GET A DENTAL INSURANCE QUOTE

Source: https://www.deltadentalnjblog.com/2017/04/hidden-vegetables-kids-will-devour/?utm_content=sf108682054&utm_medium=spredfast&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=Delta%20Dental%20of%20New%20Jersey&sf108682054=1&fbclid=IwAR3iGSY0d7x-x47AkQiG-W8FKodt9qjGDpKGMNWbDdTqls3pP3SOoHssLN8

Posted 9:00 PM

Share |


No Comments


Post a Comment
Name
Required
E-Mail
Required (Not Displayed)
Comment
Required


All comments are moderated and stripped of HTML.
Submission Validation
Required
CAPTCHA
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
 
Enter the Validation Code from above.
NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015


View Mobile Version
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Blog
Google+
© Copyright. All rights reserved.
Powered by Insurance Website Builder