Veggie Cuisine for Carnivores

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Kids are known to be finicky eaters. They often eschew foods like peas, broccoli, and carrots in favor of less healthy options like potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and pizza. Come to think of it, we know plenty of adults who don’t get the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables per day, either.

One way to tempt (or some may say trick) your family into eating their veggies is to sneak them into their favorite foods. If you can do so without changing the flavor too much, they’ll enjoy their meals and get the nutrition they need. Try mixing carrots or beets into spaghetti sauce, blend squash or sweet potatoes with applesauce, or slip some chopped broccoli into ground meat when making hamburgers.

Another idea that everyone will love, from meat eaters to vegetarians: Make family favorites with plant protein products instead of meat. Plant protein foods provide low-fat protein, but not all meat substitutes are the same. Lightlife veggie “meats” are made with lean veggie protein and they mimic the texture and taste of meatier foods. The Grounds are great for making meatballs, sausage patties, and tacos, while the Smart Stuffers are so tasty no one but you will know they’re eating a non-meat meal.

Looking for more dinner ideas? Visit the Lightlife web site for delicious recipes for entrées, side dishes, soups and much more.

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