Kids are notoriously picky eaters, staunchly refusing to eat the healthy foods pushed onto them by their belabored parents. Evoking the maddening persistence of Bartleby the Scrivener, they dismiss dishes with the wave of their little, chocolate-covered hands. It's not uncommon for a parent to hear something like: "It's green. I HATE GREEN!" at the sight of a stray chive, or feel the sting of rejection as they remind their child once again that the family dog doesn't eat brussel sprouts.

Recently, Kraft created a new version of their Mac & Cheese that stealthily includes half a serving of cauliflower in every cup. Taking inspiration from their effort, here are a few healthy food options that kids (and health-food-averse adults) might actually enjoy!

Zucchini Pancakes (from Tales of a Spoon)

Parsnip Potato Mash (from blue-kitchen)

Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce (from Big, Bold, Beautiful Food)

Tofu Sloppy Joes (from Keep it Simple Foods)

Mango and Strawberry Nasoya Tofu Smoothie (from Mango Tomato)

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