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Veggie Bars- Great for Kids

Getting picky eaters to love veggies can feel like a never ending task. My daughter has hated eating from the moment she was switched to solid food. Slowly she has grown to like a few meals, though often she would rather stare at her dinner than eat. Give her cake and she will eat it faster than you can blink, but as a healthy living mommy, I refuse to give in and feed her “garbage”.  School lunches are the worst. You cannot go to school with your child every day and sit with them as they eat. Veggies seemed to come back to the house every day until I came up with this recipe. My daughter actually enjoys these healthy veggie bars!

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Veggie Bars- Great for Kids

1 cup raw cauliflower
1 cup raw broccoli
½ cup raw spinach, chopped
½ cup raw carrots, chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (my daughter likes me to sub this for pepperjack)
2 tbs coconut oil
2 eggs
½ cup plain greek yogurt (be careful to buy brand with no sugar/artificial flavorings)
2 tsp all natural or organic Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
½ cup unbleached organic flour

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In blender, mix vegetables with cheese, oil, eggs, yogurt and Worcestershire sauce. Once blended into smooth liquid, add in baking soda and salt. Finally, blend in flour. Pour evenly into 13×9 foil lined, greased baking dish. Bake 15 to 17 min or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool. Once cool, cut into serving sized bars. Wrap each bar individually to store.
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4 thoughts on “Veggie Bars- Great for Kids

    1. Hi Jean,
      Unfortunately I do not have caloric data on the bars. The calories would also be relative to the type of greek yogurt used.
      Thanks so much for your interest!
      Liz

  1. Hi Liz,

    I was looking for something like this. I’ve got a few questions:

    1. How long do they keep in the fridge?

    2. Have you tried freezing them if you make a big batch?

    3. Any thoughts on the best substitute for the flour for people who want to avoid gluten?

    Thanks,
    Anthony

    1. Hi Anthony! Sorry for taking so long to reply. Here are the answers
      1. The lasted a couple weeks in the fridge for me and last best when cut up and individually wrapped.
      2. I tried freezing them and they didn’t fair well. Got a bit mushy on defrost.
      3. I have not tried any gluten free option, but I would suggest buying something like King Arthur Gluten Free Flour. It seems be the closest consistency to flour. If I ever try it gluten free I will give the post an update!

      Thanks!
      Liz

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