Sneaky Ways to Add Fruits and Veggies to Food

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To begin, preheat the oven to 350°F. You will be using 3 muffin tins with 8 muffins per tin. Grease them or insert disposable muffin cups. Grab your electric mixer, either the hand or the standing variety, and beat the oil, sugar, and eggs on medium-high for 2-3 minutes. Next, add the zucchini, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and the salt.

Reduce the speed on the mixer and mix until all of the ingredients are only just combined. If using nuts, fold them in here. Now, fill the muffin cups to 3/4 full so that the muffins have space to rise in the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the centers are firm. You can tell that the centers are firm by inserting a toothpick and looking to see if any batter clings to it when you pull it out. Finally, the fun part! Remove from oven, let cool, and then eat your veggies!

Small Slip-Ins


Many moms mix together butternut squash with their mashed potatoes. Watch the ratio of potatoes to squash so the color doesn't appear too vivid.

Buy some baby food jars of broccoli or peas and integrate them into the raw meat patties for hamburgers. Try 1/2 to a full jar for a patty and then bake the burgers rather than grill them so that the veggies don't fall out prematurely while grilling. It is likely that your kids pile on the condiments anyway, so once this happens, the flavor of the veggies won't be detected.