3 Easy Garden Recipes

Try these kid-approved healthy, fun recipes with fresh produce to get the kids in your life excited about vegetables as spring gets us growing out in the gardens!

Rainbow Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing

This salad features (almost) all the colors of the rainbow! Each color vegetable or fruit provides our bodies with different nutrients, so when we eat a rainbow of produce we are getting many essential nutrients. Try red pepper, orange carrots, yellow summer squash, green kale, and purple cabbage. This delicious dressing is a hit with kids: Recipe here!

Plant Parts Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing

This salad features a vegetable that comes from each part of a plant. Try spinach or lettuce for leaves, broccoli or cauliflower for flower, sunflower seeds or nuts or beans for seeds, cucumber or pepper or tomato for fruits (the fruit part of the plant contains seeds), celery for stem, and carrot or radish for roots. Top it with a homemade ranch dressing: Recipe here!

Veggie Pancakes

This is a great way to get the health benefits of vegetables in a sweet treat! You can use a (low sugar) pancake mix and add cooked, pureed butternut squash, carrots, and/or broccoli. Or you can follow this recipe for homemade pancakes: Recipe here!