Let’s be honest, not all vegetables are created equal. Even as an adult, you can probably think of at least one vegetable that does not bode well with you. Now, try to remember what it was like being “forced” to eat those abominable vegetables as kids. It was like the end of the world, and that is no exaggeration of how it felt!

If you are the parent of a picky eater, it can seem impossible to feed them the healthy foods you know they need. Similarly, if your child knows they are about to consume horrific vegetables, you can consider that all-out defeat. But, At Hot Grounds Gym, we have thought through ways to sneak those necessary vegetables into your meals so your child is none the wiser to your sneaky ninja ways. We are committed to your child’s health and well-being, so come along with us as we provide you with recipe ideas that include vegetables!

Cauliflower Pizza

It is safe to assume that no child would pass up the opportunity to eat some good ‘ol pizza. They do not have to know, though, that the crust is made from cauliflower. To make this cauliflower pizza crust that serves six, you need only six ingredients. Give this pizza a try for the next meal at home, all while relishing the fact that you are one sneaky parent.

Potatoless Mashed Potatoes

If your kids love mashed potatoes, why not try making cauliflower mashed potatoes! Because potatoes and cauliflower are similar in color, you can easily change the texture of cauliflower to match that of mashed potatoes. This is one sure way of getting your children Vitamin A and D, all while pleasing (and tricking) the taste buds.

Vegetable Spaghetti

Vegetable Spaghetti may not be the sneakiest of dishes, but it is still just as delicious. Beware, though, your children might recognize this dish as an intruder. Hot Ground Gym, therefore, is not responsible for how your child will respond to vegetable spaghetti. Proceed at your own risk.

By using firm vegetables such as zucchini, carrots, and the like, you can create a spaghetti dish made only with vegetables! If you already know that this dish won’t fly, try mincing carrots, onions, and celery to sneak into a traditional spaghetti dish. Hey, one small step for mom, one giant leap for mankind.

Veggie Smoothies

We love vegetable smoothies. The best part? You can seriously add just about any vegetable to your normal fruit smoothie, and not taste a thing. For example, try adding: spinach, kale, beets, cauliflower, or steamed squash, carrots, or sweet potatoes. Are you up for that kind of challenge?

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Moral of the story? Your children will likely learn to love their vegetables after eating them over time, without even knowing it. You may have just contributed to their future appreciation of such vegetables.

Now, to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle, healthy eating is only the start. At Hot Ground Gym, we have provided a fun and engaging atmosphere in hopes of cultivating in your child a love of fitness. Whether they are conquering the obstacle course or learning outdoor survival skills, we are sure that they will thrive at our kids’ gym in Vernon Hills. Learn more about the services we provide to the youth of our community.