Vegetables are delicious and wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fun to pack extra “hidden” vegetables into a dish. Hidden-veggie recipes will help you eat more greens as well as please finicky eaters or kids who are in a “rejecting vegetables” phase.
These recipes are blow-your-mind delicious, but the best part is that they’re free of animal ingredients (and, consequently, animal suffering).
For your health, animals, and the environment, here are 11 scrumptious vegan hidden-veggie recipes:
1. Vegan Chocolate Pudding
You’d never believe that cauliflower and avocado are both hiding in this insanely delicious-looking chocolate pudding. Yep—this vegan pudding has a heavenly creamy texture with none of the cow’s milk of traditional pudding.
2. Secretly Cruciferous Crunchy Tacos
Taco seasoning and a food processor are all it takes to transform broccoli and cauliflower into a yummy taco filling.
3. Spinach Banana Bread
Banana bread is one of our favorite snacks, and we think adding spinach is pure genius.
4. Vegan Mac and Cheese
This delectable mac and cheese features potato, cauliflower, and squash, which provide a creamy texture without disgusting dairy “products.” Does the inclusion of three veggies mean that you can have three servings? 😉
5. Sweet Potato Apple Crisp
You don’t need butter for this crisp to be next-level scrumptious. Need we say more?
6. Lean Green Avocado-Spinach Pesto Pasta
Not only is spinach hiding in this pesto, but topping it off with cremini mushrooms will provide you with extra nutrients.
7. Healthy Carrot Muffins
In addition to a hearty portion of carrot, these nut-free muffins contain an extra health boost from chia seeds, pumpkin or sunflower seeds, and ground ginger. Eggs are so yesterday (and so cruel), so try a vegan egg replacer instead. We promise that you won’t miss them.
8. Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies
Sweet potato and cauliflower have found their way into this recipe. But we guarantee that your kids won’t notice.
9. Vegan Queso
This healthy queso has the dairy-based kind totally beat. Do you have an instant pot and a blender? You can pretty much do anything with these appliances and some veggies.
10. Miso Zucchini Noodles
Zoodles are the ultimate way to hide vegetables! Red pepper and carrot round out this delicious recipe.
11. Butternut Squash Noodles with Spinach and Cashew Sauce
Here’s one more noodle recipe for good measure.