Back in August, I joined Facebook group for making our kids lunches the healthy way.

Then Irma came and we all decided to eat Hurricane food (read: unhealthy) so we’re starting to get back into our routine now.

It’s not the first time I’ve tried to get my kids to eat veggies (and I’m sure it won’t be the last).

Here are some of the things I’ve done to help get them to eat the dreaded V-word (that sounded dirty).

1) Zucchini muffins (and bread)

Shredding the zucchini and adding chocolate chips pretty much guarantees they’ll get eaten.

2) Aldi spinach bites

They make broccoli ones also!

3) Good ol’ Ants on a Log

4) Homemade Lunchables

By making these homemade, you cut out the processed meat and cheeses and can add in fresh fruits and veggies.

5) Brocolli and cheese soup

Anything that gets my kids to eat broccoli, I’m down with. We’ve ordered this from our local meal delivery service, Davenport’s Daily Delights. We’ve also had it from Panera.

6) Broccoli Bites

I made this recipe for dinner one night and we tried to eat them with different “dips.” Ketchup was a no-go. Ranch ended up being the favorite.

7) Zucchini sticks

Speaking of dips, zucchini (with the skin cut off) and ranch dip

8) Mac & Cheese with hidden veg

I’ve managed to hide veggies a couple of ways in Mac & cheese. I usually make organic Annie’s Mac and cheese. The first way I add veggies is to put frozen peas and carrots in with it. The second (and more sneaky) way, is if it’s the orange Mac and cheese, I add puréed carrot to the mixture. It’s the same color and the kids don’t even notice it’s in there.

*I’ve also added the puréed carrot to spaghetti without them noticing

9) Homemade hibachi

We do this and grill up some onions, zucchini, broccoli and add peas and carrots to the fried rice.