Do you try to sneak veggies into your kids food?? I do. These veggie “hockey pucks” are a super easy way to add a little extra diversity to your kids diet. We do. This is our easiest way to incorporate two servings of vegetables into a meal.
Our favorite meal to add them to is our one-pot pastas. You can make add these to either a marinara or cream sauces… and depending on the ingredients, you can add them to salsa as well for a deeper flavor.
Every time we make it, this recipe is a little different depending on the produce of our garden area. We have added collard greens to this in place of the basil, squeezed a lemon in for a touch of zest. Most of the time we omit the pine-nuts. The consistent “theme” – at least 4 cups of dark green!
Popular Pesto Ingredients:
Four cups of spinach
Four cups of basil leaves
1 Head of Broccoli
1/2 a Red Onion
1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
1/3 cup of water
Blend all the veggies until it is the consistency of applesauce. Pour the mixture into cupcake liners. Freeze them. When solid. Pop out the “pucks” from the cupcake molds and store in a freezer safe bag.
We drop a puck or two into our spaghetti sauce, add them to a cream sauce recipe or to soups. We have even used them in brownie mix. Your kids won’t even know they are eating veggies!