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How to Get Your Child
to Eat Vegetables

Find Vegetable Recipes and Side Dishes on Disney Family.com. Multiple vegetable recipes and dishes that your kids will enjoy.

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Snow Peas with Asian Peanut Butter Dip

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When trying to get your little one to eat vegetables, try this kid-friendly recipe for Snow Peas with Asian Peanut-Butter.

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Eat This: Focus on Fiber

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Fiber overview for Healthy Families. Why we need fiber, how much we need, how to get it, plus recipes and tips.

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Creamy Asparagus Pasta

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Lemon zest ties all the flavors together in this light and creamy pasta. Make it a meal: Serve with a salad of sliced fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes tossed with a little fresh basil, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

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Vietnamese-Style Salad Rolls

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This is a delicious and refreshing idea for leftover Thanksgiving turkey, full of crisp salad vegetables and bursting with flavor.

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Squash & Leek Lasagna

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If lasagna is just a layered noodle casserole, there's no reason to stand on ceremony. Here's a vegetarian, autumnal version with butternut squash, leeks, pine nuts and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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'Italian Flag' Salad

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Except for slicing the vegetables, this is a salad even a young child can easily compose. And it's a delicious way to introduce kids to fresh-from-the garden food.

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Spaghetti alla Checca

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This traditional Tuscan pasta dish is bursting with the flavor of summer tomatoes. It's also a great way to introduce kids to fresh-from-the-garden food.

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Dinner Beans

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This is a real workhorse of a recipe: a cheap, virtually instant supper that is yummy and nutritious. I have always felt profoundly nourished by an honest plate of beans and rice, but you may want to make the beans and scoop them up with warmed tortillas or wrap them up with cheese into plump little burritos. Of course, if you need to make these beans this minute and have no smoked anything in the house, you can add cumin or regular paprika or both, and they will still be very good.

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Crudités

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Even though the "cru" in crudités means raw, in France (where they pronounce it croo-di-tay), many dipping vegetables benefit from a bit of cooking. Although there's fish sauce in the dip, you can leave it out, though then you will be missing what our friend Pengyew calls "a little something funky." Nobody will notice it, I swear. So, here's a way to start the meal on a lovely, light note; a way to be sure that you won't be stuffed before you even begin; a way to get a few veggies into your kids nice and early, while they're hungrily milling around; and a way to forget about serving salad with dinner because you're going to forget about serving it anyways.

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