Did you know that 93% of kids don’t eat enough vegetables? This sobering statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will probably only serve to stress out parents who already endure veggie battles at the dinner table each night.
But here is some good news: There are easy ways to get your kids to eat more greens, such as with this recipe for broccoli tots from The Two Bite Club.
These hand-held, kid-friendly “tots” will please kids and adults alike, and they are also chock-full of important nutrients thanks to the addition of broccoli. Broccoli is an awesome source of vitamins K and C and is also a good source of potassium and fiber, but kids aren’t always a fan.
But with these yummy and pretty green tots, you can help make healthy eating a little bit more fun for them.
All you need is one bunch of broccoli, two eggs, onion, breadcrumbs and shredded cheese. In their full recipe, The Two Bite Club uses sharp cheddar, but you could also try your family’s favorite cheese. They bake easily in muffin tins.
Looking for other healthy tot variations? Try this recipe for sweet potato tots from Super Healthy Kids. Right now, we are in the peak of sweet potato season(which runs from October to December), and sweet potatoes are full of important nutrients like calcium, iron and beta-carotene.
Thes sweet potato tots require nothing other than flour, egg, breadcrumbs, cinnamon and sweet potatoes, but you can also make an optional dipping sauce to go with it. Find the full recipe at Super Healthy Kids.
Or try this recipe for baked zucchini tots from This Healthy Kitchen. Made with potatoes, paprika and garlic powder, these tots include the healthy addition of two small zucchinis for an extra dose of antioxidants.
Time to whip up some healthier-than-usual tots! See you in the kitchen!
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