Getting your kids to eat their 10 servings of fruits and veggies a day is often a seemingly unconquerable challenge. These tasty veggie side dishes are an important addition to any meal (or great on their own) and kids will actually want to eat them! Fruit makes a super snack and is a healthy and satisfying replacement for dessert.
The natural sweetness of peas is complemented by the subtle flavor of mint in this simple side dish. Choose frozen peas when you shop, as they're generally more flavorful and lower in sodium than canned peas.
Smoothies are fast, delicious and packed with nutrition when you skip the ice cream and use a combination of yogurt and juice. Feel free to use frozen bagged fruits like berries, mangoes or peaches instead of fresh -- they're just as yummy.
The mere mention of salad for dinner will often send kids running in the other direction, but you'll be surprised at how much they'll go for the luscious combo of pear and cheese in this dish. If your family doesn't like spinach, swap in fresh romaine or spring greens.