5 delicious veggie-loaded recipes your kids will love

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Veggies and kids just don’t seem to mix. Mom and dad want vegetables eaten because they’re packed with nutrients. Kids want to avoid them because yuck. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was on a clandestine mission to convince our family dog to eat pieces of limp, steamed broccoli I’d discreetly toss from my plate, so I could finally be excused from the table. Even he knew better and walked away with indifference.

If you face a similar struggle at home, you don’t have to engage in a showdown at dinnertime. Here are 5 yummy veggie-loaded recipes your kids are sure to love!

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Spaghetti Squash Yakisoba Style

All of the traditional flavors of Yakisoba. None of the carbs. This smoky, umami filled dish is all veggies. There’s just something magical about spaghetti squash, stir fried with shiitake mushrooms, carrots and cabbage. This super fun-to-eat dish tastes like noodles but feels mega healthy.

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Mushroom Barley Burger with Sriracha Miso Mayo

Some veggie burgers are delicious but most veggie burgers are meh at best. Luckily this mushroom and barley patty falls in the former category! The earthy and savoury flavour of the mushrooms is boosted by a creamy Sriracha-miso-mayo. Load your burgers up with all the traditional fixings and your kids may not even know they’re eating vegetarian!

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Teriyaki Pork Rolls

A recipe doesn’t have to be completely vegetarian to be healthy. These golden brown pork rolls have a center filled with crunchy and super healthy veggies. Your kids will love the savoury and sweet Teriyaki sauce and may even be inclined to help you with the dinner prep!

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Mango and Shrimp Summer Rolls

Looking for a fun food project the whole family can get into? Here it is! These delicious summer rolls omit the usual vermicelli noodles in favor of crisp veggies, herbs and ripe mango. My friend’s daughter calls these ‘Vietnamese Burritos.’ Hey - she isn’t far off!

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Summer Squash With Yum Yum Sauce

Aside from having the best name ever, Yum Yum Sauce is a tangy, creamy and slightly sweet sauce that goes perfectly with a side of steak. The cool part is that it goes with everything - especially perfectly charred (and healthy) grilled summer squash.

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