7 Anti-Inflammatory Mediterranean Diet Recipes with Hidden Vegetables for Kids

Seven kid-friendly anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet meals with hidden vegetables and descriptions:

Puree carrots, bell peppers, or spinach into pizza sauce to add nutrition without sacrificing taste. Fun and healthy toppings include cheese, turkey pepperoni, and olives.

Hidden Vegetable Pizza


Grate zucchini into muffin batter for moisture and nutrients while keeping them light and fluffy. Kids won't see the veggies concealed in the chocolate chips, making these muffins a great snack or breakfast.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins


Fill pasta shells with spinach, ricotta cheese, and herbs for a kid-friendly variation on stuffed shells. These shells include hidden veggies and taste from tomato sauce and melting cheese.

Pasta Shells with Spinach and Cheese


Make pancakes with grated carrots and mashed sweet potatoes for a healthy breakfast. Add honey or Greek yogurt for sweetness and protein.

Carrot and Sweet Potato Pancakes


Add finely chopped carrots, zucchini, and onions to meatball mixture for moisture and nutrition. Serve over whole grain spaghetti and tomato sauce for a healthy, kid-friendly supper.

Hidden Vegetable Meatballs


Puree cooked cauliflower into cheese sauce for a velvety, healthy macaroni and cheese. For a kid-friendly supper, mix with prepared pasta and bake until bubbling.

Mac & Cheese with Cauliflower


Mix bananas, berries, spinach, and carrots with Greek yogurt and fruit juice. For a healthy summer treat for youngsters, pour into popsicle molds and freeze.

Secret Veggie Smoothie Pops


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