When it comes to kids, veggies can be tricky. We know that it can seem difficult to make healthy meals that they will not only enjoy but that also contain nutrient-rich vegetables such as our own greenhouse grown bell peppers and tomatoes. But, incorporating them into already delicious meals can be easy and fun. Take, for example, our Super Bell Pepper Nachos recipe where we replace chips with our crunchy and sweet bell peppers. Or our Chicken Quesadilla Casserole recipe where we load a familiar favorite with veggies and bake it to perfection. These are just a few of our delicious veggie filled recipes that will have your kids saying “yum” to healthy vegetables and new exciting flavor experiences. So, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite kid friendly veggie-centric recipes that the whole family will love.
First up, it’s our fun and unique take on the famous nacho platter. Instead of chips, we lighten things up by using our bell peppers as the base for the nachos. We then load up the bell pepper “chips” with cherry tomatoes, corn, black beans, and a few other flavor packed seasonings and finish them off with a coating of freshly shredded cheese. Pop those delicious layers into the oven and voila, you’ve got a delicious, kid-friendly, parent-approved dinner: Super Bell Pepper Nachos Recipe | NatureFresh™ Farms
Next, we’re serving up our dinner worthy version of chicken quesadillas with our Chicken Quesadilla Casserole recipe. Heavy on bell peppers, tomatoes, and corn, this is a vegetable filled dish that is sure to please the masses. It takes everything you love about the traditional chicken and cheese quesadilla, loads it up with veggies, and then layers it into a pie dish where it’s baked and topped with cheese and sour cream: Chicken Quesadilla Casserole Recipe | Nature Fresh Farms
Finally, we’re dishing out our veggie heavy spin on fajitas. Full of sauteed bell peppers, freshly diced tomatoes, onion, avocado and your choice of chicken or beef, these are always a crowd pleaser. Sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters, these fajitas are on the table in under 45 minutes and are a host to a variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, and fiber: Chicken or Beef Fajitas Recipe | NatureFresh™ Farms
Here at Nature Fresh Farms, we know how precious family time is and these recipes will not only help you bond over delicious and innovative meals, but they will help incorporate our healthy vegetables into your menus. It’s not only important for the health of your kids but for them to be introduced to new flavor and texture profiles is essential for their culinary growth. Whether it’s the sweetness and crunch of a beautiful red bell pepper or the juiciness and burst of a perfectly ripe tomato, these experiences will help them unleash an appreciation and love for new foods. So, we suggest you try our veggie-centric twists on some familiar classic dishes and see how well they are received by your youngest taste-testers. We have a feeling that their responses to these recipes just might surprise you!