The old saying “eat your veggies” has gotten a major upgrade from the peas and carrots of your youth. Now, it’s all about super greens— those small but mighty leaves filled with antioxidants and an alphabet of vitamins to keep little bodies running right. From yummy dips to chocolate fudge pops (yes, you read that right!), we’ve found 11 recipes that will having your minis jumping on the green wagon in no time.

Spinach, Artichoke + Bacon Stuffed Soft Pretzels

Yours truly has made these for Oktoberfest, and they were a wonderful, if messy, pairing with the ales of the day. Although the recipe from Half Baked Harvest calls for beer, most of it gets metabolized by the yeast or otherwise cooked out. Opt to substitute water, and while it might not rise the same way, your pretzel-eaters will still get all the benefits of the spinach and artichoke.

photo: Half Baked Harvest


How do you work super greens into your families’ diets? Let us know in the comments below!

— Stacy Liu