KID-APPROVED RECIPES

Veggie-filled dishes your kids will love!

Yakimaniac Veggie Martians Yakimaniac Veggie Martians
  • 15 mins
  • 15 mins
  • 8
Baked Ziti Cupcakes Baked Ziti Cupcakes
  • 10 mins
  • 25 mins
  • Ma
Veggie Smoothie Veggie Smoothie
  • 10 mins
  • 4
Seafood Dinner Muffins Seafood Dinner Muffins
  • 10 mins
  • 30 mins
  • 10
Veggie Stuffed Shells Veggie Stuffed Shells
  • 15 mins
  • 35 mins
  • 6
Ranch Chicken Tender Satay Ranch Chicken Tender Satay
  • 10 mins
  • 10 mins
  • 4
BBQ Chicken & Corn Sliders BBQ Chicken & Corn Sliders
  • 10 mins
  • 5 mins
  • 6
Corn & Bean Nachos Corn & Bean Nachos
  • 10 mins
  • 5 mins
  • 4
Green Monster Pizza Night Green Monster Pizza Night
  • 5 mins
  • 35 mins
  • 4
Teriyaki Chicken Teriyaki Chicken
  • 10 mins
  • 12 mins
  • 4
Big Blueberry & Corn Muffins Big Blueberry & Corn Muffins
  • 10 mins
  • 25 mins
  • 12
Sloppy Joe's Peas Sloppy Joe's Peas
  • 10 mins
  • 15 mins
  • 8
Lasagna Cups Lasagna Cups
  • 15 mins
  • 30 mins
  • Ma
Veggie Tacos Veggie Tacos
  • 5 mins
  • 10 mins
  • 12
Big Turkey Taco Burgers Big Turkey Taco Burgers
  • 10 mins
  • 15 mins
  • 8
Cheesy Hot Dog Casserole Cheesy Hot Dog Casserole
  • 5 mins
  • 20 mins
  • 4
Pizza Burger Panini Sliders Pizza Burger Panini Sliders
  • 10 mins
  • 15 mins
  • Ma
30 Minute Sausage & Peppers 30 Minute Sausage & Peppers
  • 10 mins
  • 15 mins
  • 4
Seafarers Veggie Pizzas Seafarers Veggie Pizzas
  • 10 mins
  • 30 mins
  • 4

Picky eaters? Celebrity Chef Melissa d’Arabian to the rescue!

Check out her tips for getting kids to Step Up to the Plate and love veggies:

  1. Fresh or frozen, it’s important to incorporate veggies in every meal. Click here to see more.
    "9 out of 10 people don’t get the proper amount of vegetables on a daily basis, so it’s becoming increasingly imperative to include veggies with every meal,” said Melissa. “From a nutrition standpoint, there is little to no difference between fresh and frozen vegetables. For example, at Birds Eye, they flash freeze their veggies within four hours after harvest, locking in peak freshness, nutrients, taste, and color. That’s why I always keep a variety of frozen Birds Eye vegetables in my freezer. They’re quick, delicious, and a great ally in getting a nutritious dinner on the table on even the busiest of nights." Close.
  2. You can get picky eaters more interested in dinner by involving them in the meal preparation. Click here to see more.
    "I have some picky eaters myself, and I find that they get more excited about dinner when I engage them by including them in the meal prep,” stated Melissa. “Even something as simple as picking out which Birds Eye vegetable we’re going to eat that night can get my kids more interested in dinner!" Close.
  3. Keep your family interested by mixing up the veggie and flavor profiles. Click here to see more.
    "It’s no secret that people get bored by the same type of meal or flavor, so change up the veggies you serve and the flavor profile with which you serve them,” remarked d’Arabian. “Luckily, Birds Eye provides families with more than 40 unique vegetable varieties year round at affordable prices, so you can mix up your meal ideas all year!" Close.
  4. Introduce new foods slowly, pairing them on the table with familiar foods. Click here to see more.
    "We all know how hard it is to get kids to eat new foods, so be sure to introduce new foods and tastes slowly – developing healthy eating habits is more a marathon than a sprint,” acknowledged Melissa. “Don’t overwhelm kids with a dinner full of all-new foods. Serve new dishes alongside family favorites. Serve your family’s favorite dips, salsa or hummus with veggies to get them more willing to expand their palate." Close.
  5. Look for alternative vegetable occasions, including breakfast. Click here to see more.
    Melissa exclaimed, "Veggies aren’t just for dinner! Another option for parents to help ensure their kids get the proper amount of vegetables is by combining Birds Eye frozen fruit and veggies to create fantastic smoothies. These are great for those mornings when you’re on the run, kicking off your day with delicious servings of fruit and vegetables!" Close.