Kid-Approved Green Vegetables

Just when you thought nothing green could be a hit at your dinner table, our kid judges gave these vegetable recipes two thumbs up!

  • Greens Kids Will Eat
    Beau Gustafson

    Greens Kids Will Eat

    One trick to getting kids to eat their veggies is a smart serving strategy. Whether prepared in bite-size portions, packed in a casserole, or hidden in a dish, these green vegetable recipes passed the test.

  • Zucchini Oven Chips
    Randy Mayor

    Zucchini Oven Chips

    On a rating system of 1, 2, or 3 stars, these oven-baked veggie chips received scores of "9,000" and "infinity." "I would ask my mom to make it again!" said our pickiest panelist.

    Recipe: Zucchini Oven Chips

  • Grilled Asparagus Rafts
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Grilled Asparagus Rafts

    Sometimes a familiar flavor makes all the difference. Give your little ones a bit of their favorite salad dressing to use as a dipping sauce.

    Recipe: Grilled Asparagus Rafts

  • Coleslaw Cups
    Petrina Tinslay

    Coleslaw Cups

    Serving the coleslaw in lettuce cups allows kids to eat with their hands. When Woody, 6, rubbed his tummy after tasting this recipe, we know we had a winner!

    Recipe: Coleslaw Cups

  • Brussels Sprouts-and-Rice Casserole
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Brussels Sprouts-and-Rice Casserole

    A casserole can be Mom's best friend at dinnertime. This recipe uses a creamy ham and cheese mixture to disguise the sprouts, and still comes in at less than 140 calories per serving.

    Recipe: Brussels Sprouts-and-Rice Casserole

  • Light Pimiento-Cheese-Stuffed Celery
    Southern Living

    Light Pimiento-Cheese-Stuffed Celery

    Adjust the heat of the pimiento cheese to suit your child's taste buds. Save any leftovers for a tasty sandwich the next day.

    Recipe: Light Pimiento-Cheese-Stuffed Celery

  • Zucchini Bread
    Beau Gustafson

    Zucchini Bread

    Quick breads love to hide vegetables in their mix. And this veggie-filled recipe is perfect toasted for breakfast, packed in a lunch, or eaten as an after-school snack.

    Recipe: Zucchini Bread

  • Grilled Rainbow Peppers
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Kacy Carroll

    Grilled Rainbow Peppers

    Next time you fire up the grill for a family cookout, throw on a few bright peppers. "I love the color. It rocks!" said Darby, 11.

    Recipe: Grilled Rainbow Peppers

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