Veggies Your Kids Will Eat

Our panel of kid judges gave these vegetable recipes outstanding reviews. Try them on your dinner table tonight!

  • Taste Testing, Kid Style

    Taste Testing, Kid Style

    To find out what kids really want, we called on a panel of boys and girls ages 4 to 11 and asked them to taste, rate, and critique the following recipes.
    Based on our taste testing, the key to getting kids to eat their veggies was adding a simple sauce or extra flavor to ordinary produce. We learned that although their taste buds are small, they are mighty!

  • Maple-Glazed Carrots
    Photo: John Kernick; Styling: Marcus Hay

    Maple-Glazed Carrots

    Covered in sweet maple syrup, the kids fell for these not-so-plain carrots. And with only three ingredients, they're a quick and easy pick for you, too. "It's sweet and doesn't even taste like carrots," says Jaime, 11. "I would eat them with rice."
  • Parsleyed Corn on the Cob
    Photo: Amy Neunsinger

    Parsleyed Corn on the Cob

    We were apprehensive about serving the kids anything green, but when they tasted this corn, it was actually the parsley that made it a hit. "The 'green stuff' gives it a little spice," says Matt, 9. "This is the best corn I've ever had!" added his twin sister, Emilie.
  • Broccoli Bakers
    Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson

    Broccoli Bakers

    Speaking of "green stuff," one of our tasters was a self-proclaimed broccoli hater. But when the broccoli was served in a cheesy baked potato, he gave this recipe our highest rating, and even suggested serving it with hamburger steak.
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
    Randy Mayor

    Sweet Potato Casserole

    A lightened version of the Thanksgiving classic, this recipe was hiding vitamin-packed sweet potatoes under a marshmallow-pecan topping. "This is delicious," says Jaime, 11. "I'd eat it with anything!"
  • Green Beans with Honey-Mustard Glaze
    Photo: Michael Paul

    Green Beans with Honey-Mustard Glaze

    Take the shortcut version of this recipe, and all you need are two ingredients and a few minutes to heat up these kid-approved green beans. "I'm not the biggest fan of green beans, but I would eat these," says Emilie, 9.
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