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1. Mac and Cheese and Carrots

Cooked well and pureed til smooth, bright orange veggies like sweet potatoes and carrots blend seamlessly into your kids’ favorite macaroni and cheese. If your kids like the white mac and cheese varieties, use white veggies like cauliflower and zucchini instead.

+ Photo and Recipe by Pure Land Organic

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2. Mean Green Smoothie Machine

When it comes to packing more greens into your tots’ diets, blueberries are a parent’s best friends. Purple smoothies, packed with blueberries and other red berries, are the perfect sweet vehicle to cover up sneaky doses of tender baby spinach.

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+ Photo and Recipe by Alaska from Scratch

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3. Lentil Cookies

Replacing some of the liquid with a puree of cooked lentils adds protein and fiber to a favorite after school treat. The best part, of course, is that your hungry little snack monster won’t even suspect what makes these cookies so tasty.

+ Photo and Recipe by The Verdant Life

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4. Black Bean Brownies

A popular treat with the high-protein, low-fat crowd, brownies made with black beans are also a hit with the kiddos. The familiar chocolate flavor and dense, fudgey texture disguise the secret ingredient.

+ Photo and Recipe by No Meat Athlete

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5. Cauliflower Pizza Crust

The cauliflower version of pizza crust isn’t about to fool anyone. However, if your kids are anything like the ones I know, nothing will stop them from inhaling anything that resembles pizza. Try swapping out their usual crust for this gluten-free, nutrient-rich version made from cauliflower and see for yourself.

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+ Photo and Recipe by Detoxinista

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