Getting kids to eat vegetables can be tough. These carrot recipes for kids are an easy way to get kids interested in trying the orange veggie. You’ll find
When baby led weaning, both of my boys immediately loved 3 things – bananas, sweet potatoes, and baby carrots.
It was a relief – simple things that were cheap, easy to prepare, and packed with vitamins!
Annnd both times they decided that 2 of those were no longer acceptable, vetoing carrots and sweet potatoes. And just about every other
I mean, I can’t really blame them.
But it’s definitely frustrating when you’re a momma just trying to get your kids to eat a solid meal.
Hidden Carrot Recipes to encourage picky eaters
Thankfully, with some perseverance, both boys bounced back from their aversions. Do they readily beg for vegetables? No. Do they eat every single thing I put in front of them? HECK no.
But like I’ve written about time and time again, you cannot give up on the pickiest of eaters. Only consistent, friendly exposure will help your kids feel more comfortable and confident when it comes to trying new
Part of my “secret” to get kids to try vegetables is putting them into super
How to choose carrots:
New to carrots yourself? Here’s how to choose the best carrots for your family.
- Choose bright, deeply colored vegetables. The deeper and bright the orange, the fresher and sweeter the carrot will be.
- If buying with the tops on, make sure the leaves aren’t wilted – those will be the least fresh.
- Avoid choosing anything dry or cracked. This can mean they are older and beginning to dry out.
- Look for
firmroots. Soft or flexible areas on a carrot can meanit’s getting old.
Looking to get your kids started eating the orange veg? I’ve compiled a ton of
The Best Carrot Recipes for Kids
- Carrot Orange Smoothie. Orange flavor convinces littles this immune-boosting smoothie is packed with nothing but. Meanwhile, carrot puree adds fiber, vitamins, and a hit of veggies!
- Carrot Scones. Slightly sweet and fun for kids to help make, these are a fun choice. Bonus – they would work for breakfast, snack, or dessert!
- Honey Balsamic Roasted. If you think your kids will be put off by the vinegar, you might want to skip these. But they will be perfectly tart and sweet.
- Ranch Baby Carrots. Ranch is such a solid kid friendly – you can’t go wrong here as an easy weeknight side.
- Carrot Veggie Bars. This carrot recipe not only uses carrots, but the final product LOOKS like a carrot! Sometimes a bit of making something fun can convice kiddos to try a new food!
- Carrot Cookie Sandwiches. Basically better for you whoopie pies! I would eat a stack of these and not share.
- Mini Cheesecakes. These are seriously the cutest ever. I mean, mini everything is basically the best, right? And these are healthy because, veggies, right?
- Carrot Waffles with Cream Cheese Butter. Carrots for breakfast? yes! These kid friendly waffles are such a smart way to get some orange in first thing in the morning.
- Roasted Carrot Strips. These would be a fun substitute for chips alongside sandwiches. Sometimes just changing a disliked veggie into a familiar dish is all it takes!
- Orange Glazed Roasted. The orange creates a sticky sweet glaze on these, making them extra kid-friendly. I know my kids devour all things sweet!
- 4 Ingredient Crackers. Skip the chips and make these. My kids loved them when we made this carrot recipe for kids together! Serve with something super familiar, like a PB&J.
- Carrot Fritters. My kids would devour these little fried orange fritters. Everything is better fried! Try serving with a dip they already love, like ranch dip or ketchup.
- Carrot Apple Slaw.
Sweetnesscomes from apples in this fun kid-friendly recipe! Owen adores all things apple, and since everything is a similar size and shape it’s hard to pick out one thing.
- Veggie Puffs. These look so simple to make and would make a fun snack. My boys would love them alongside their beloved hot dogs.
- Zucchini Carrot Muffins. Seriously, put veggies in muffins. Kid love them and they add
- Carrot Muffins. My boys will eat literally anything in muffin form – these are always such a hit! Bonus if you can convince them to help you make them.
- Mango Raspberry Popsicles Cool down on a hot day with these simple popsicles.
- Sugar Cookies. Sugar cookies? Yes. Adding carrots? SO smart! What kiddo would say no to this super kid friendly carrot recipe.
- No Bake Energy Bites My boys love energy balls. I love that this one uses
multi-coloredcarrots to make these, but you could definitely use whatever you had on hand.
- Carrot Cake Oat Cakes. These would be so easy to make with your kids! I love getting my kids to help make something they might not eat normally.
- Carrot Cookies. The orange icing on these looks absolutely amazing! Perfect for a veggie-packed dessert.
Okay, so tell me – what vegetable do your kids cringe at? Which do they love? Let me know in the comments!
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