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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

How To Sneak Veggies Into Kids With Dr. Praegers Littles

I am always searching for ways to help my boys enjoy veggies



  I don't what it is about kids and vegetables. I just don't understand why they don't want to eat their veggies and I love vegetables. Lately, my boys don't want to eat their vegetables and it has been a struggle to get them to eat even a carrot stick. My youngest son used to love chomping on raw broccoli and cauliflower but now those are not his favorite foods anymore. My older son has never really liked eating vegetables and even fruits. I think with this son, it has something to do with the texture or how long it takes to chew the food. My husband is really not a vegetable eater so maybe that has something do with my boys not wanting to eat vegetables. I don't want to get into food battles with my boys so I let them choose either a fruit or vegetable with their meal and just stock the house with healthy nourishing food.



  For the most part, my boys, eat a healthy diet and as they get older, they are liking more foods like salmon and beans. So I continue to make roasted vegetables and add veggies to things like soups in hopes that my boys will enjoy them. My husband loves when I roast veggies as it brings out a sweetness to the veggies. I think my favorite veggie is brussels sprouts and these little cabbages taste amazing in my Roasted Rainbow Brussels Sprouts recipe and even my Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pumpkin Seeds appeals to people who don't like brussels sprouts. I am always eating veggies so maybe one day my boys will enjoy them. I think I am getting closer to my boys wanting to try more veggies as the other day I made a sweet potato and my older son, commented on how good it smelled but he still would not try a piece of sweet potato. Maybe one day these two boys will be like their older brother who started eating more veggies as a teen as a way to help with his athletic performance. When my older son comes home from college, he always adds broccoli and cauliflower to the shopping list.

Make vegetable fun and tasty



 The other day my older son was joking around with me that he wanted dinosaur chicken nuggets. He knew that I was not going to buy them as I prefer the boys not to eat meat as I don't like all the hormones and antibiotics in meat. I like my boys to eat mostly plant-based foods with fish once in a while. While they don't follow a mostly vegan diet like me, they, for the most part, eat a vegetarian diet most days of the week. So I decided to try a new dr. Praeger’s vegetable product that was shaped like animals like dinosaurs to see if that would encourage my son to try some new veggies like spinach.

"These taste good and you can't taste the broccoli."


 My boys thought it was cool that dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods® Spinach Littles® were shaped like dinos, stars, and teddy bears and were willing to try them. I told the boys that they had potatoes in them so they were like potato cakes. I liked that the fun vegetable shapes had protein in them so they would make a healthy afterschool snack that my boys could make in the toaster oven. These Little's would be an afterschool snack that kids will eat. My boy's favorite dr. Praeger's Littles was the Broccoli Littles and they said: "These taste good and you can't taste the broccoli." My favorite Littles was the Spinach Littles as I love spinach and the fun dino shape just made them taste better. Each flavor of Littles comes in all the fun shapes, so your kids can munch on teddy bears, stars, and dinos.



  The dr. Praeger's Littles would taste great with some ketchup and I could see my granddaughter having fun dipping the animal shapes into her ketchup. Ketchup always makes food fun for kids. I love that these fun veggie cakes are packed with veggies like spinach, broccoli, kale, and sweet potatoes. Since they have no dairy in them, I can enjoy them too. These delicious veggie snacks also are gluten-free and soy-free. The non-GMO Littles have no artificial ingredients, no artificial colors, and no preservatives. These really are a yummy way to so kids that it is easy to be green and enjoy eating their veggies.

Enjoying his veggies that taste like potato cakes.


 Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods® Spinach Littles® will now be on my shopping list along with their Pure Plant Protein veggie burgers. I love these delicious veggie burgers as they are not made with soy protein and they are vegan. The Pure Plant Protein veggie burgers also infused with veggies so they are another delicious way to get kids to eat more veggies. You need to check out all the delicious products that dr. Praeger's produces as they are simple nutritious foods that are easy to make. These dr. Praeger's Purley Sensible products make it easy to get kids to eat vegetables.

Dr. Praeger's Purley Sensible products make it easy to get kids to eat vegetables



 Dr. Praeger's  Little's make it easy and yummy for kids to eat their veggies. Adults will love them too! They are so easy to make in the oven, toaster oven. microwave, or even skillet. These packed with veggies shapes can be found at many stores like Albertsons, Smiths, Kroger, Whole Foods, and many others. Just head to the dr. Praeger's website to find a store near you and to see all the other delicious healthy food that they make.




20 comments:

  1. It’s so important that children receive nutrition from veggies, but, as we all know, that is often easier said than done. This is the perfect way for the kids to receive adequate nutrition!

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  2. My daughter likes this brand! She's eaten several things from them and said they were tasty. My son is pickier though. It can be tougher to get him to eat veggies.

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  3. I have been fortunate to always have kids that loved their veggies. But these look like something fun to try.

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  4. My kids are so picky so I do need all the help I can get! I love how these are fun shapes which they are sure to love.

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  5. What a cute and fun way for kids to get their veggies! I bet my kids would like these!

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  6. It really does help when you serve vegetables in fun shapes like that to kids. They look really good, too, and I bet this kid at heart would enjoy them as much as the little ones.

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  7. I have not seen these, but will check them out! Sounds delish.

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  8. What a great idea for kids. I am sure that mine will adore these veggies! I need to buy them immediately!

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  9. I love these shapes! Such a good idea for kids to get more veg in. I would certainly have eaten these when I was a kid without hesitation.

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  10. Same as you, many parents experiences a similar concern. This is a wonderful way to trick kids eating something healthy. Super smart way to do it.

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  11. This is so great! An amazing idea to get the kids to eat more healthy!

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  12. This is such a great idea! Anf they look really delicious!!

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  13. This is so smart, I'll have to share this with my brother. Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!

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  14. Thankfully, I don't have to sneak in vegetables for the kids to eat them. But this is a cute idea. Something new for them to munch on :)

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  15. I think this looks like a tasty idea. I am sure the fun shapes help too.

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  16. What a great idea for moms of children who don't like to eat veggies.

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  17. Such a great hack for getting littles to eat veggies. I might need to try these too ;) I have a hard time remembering to sneak veggies into all of my meals.

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  18. Love this idea but I'm not sure if my daughter will eat them.. if she sees something green she won't eat it xD but at least I'm gonna try wish me luck!

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  19. This is such a great brand. Their food is so inventive and healthy. They have something for the entire family.

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  20. These are pretty cool, I would definitely eat them. Nice hack for sure

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