Mum's crafty way to get kids to eat six types of veg hidden in chicken nuggets

Getting kids to enjoy vegetables can be tough.

But one mum has come up with a genius way to hide them in a way her kids never notice.

According to the Daily Mail, the Australian woman posted her idea on Facebook and explained that her son has sensory issues so it’s difficult to get him to eat veg.

To help, she created her own version of McDonald’s chicken nuggets, but managed to hide six different vegetables inside each one.

The mum started by simmering spinach, carrots, broccoli, courgette onion and red pepper with garlic and beef stock. Once cooked, she blended it together into a paste.

Of course, you do lose a little nutrition and fibre from blending but it still provides plenty for fussy kids.


And you don’t have to stick to the same mix – you can add anything else you need to use up.

She then added it to chicken mince and used an egg and breadcrumbs to bring it all together until it was ‘easy to handle’.

Next, she added paprika and pepper and then piped the mixture into nugget shapes on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.

She put the tray into the freezer to get the mix hard. Once frozen, she dipped the nuggets in tempura batter, sprayed with a little oil and baked them at 220C until they were golden.

In the images she posted, she snaps one in half to show how hard to see any of the veg in there.

She also revealed she used a similar technique to add veg to burger patties.

While the mum didn’t give the exact measurements for her recipe beyond saying she used around one cup of the puree for 500g of mince, others have shared their own versions online.

Last year, food blogger Kidgredients came up with her take on a recipe to disguise veg in her kids’ favourite food.

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