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11 Healthy Spring Side Dishes That Kids Will Love!

Getting kids to eat their veggies can be…challenging. But take heart here at Brooklyn Supper headquarters we’ve been diligently developing a list of seasonal spring vegetable side dish recipes that our daughters actually eat! There are a few tricks to our trade namely fruit, cheese, and, if all else fails, ketchup. So stop fretting and try one of these simple spring sides with your kids today!

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  • 11 Kid-Friendly Veggies Dishes for Spring! 1 of 12
    11 Kid-Friendly Veggies Dishes for Spring!
    Click through for 11 kid-tested, healthy vegetable side dish recipes that kids are sure to love.
  • Carrot, Fennel, and Orange Soup 2 of 12
    Carrot, Fennel, and Orange Soup
    This vivid orange soup has a bright and cheery color, plus an orange-infused flavor that kids will love.
    Get the recipe for carrot, fennel, and orange soup
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  • Toasted Garlic Spinach 3 of 12
    Toasted Garlic Spinach
    Cooked spinach can often have a chalky aftertaste, but by cooking it low and slow with plenty of butter and nutty, mild garlic, this spinach is smooth, buttery, and straight-up delicious.
    Get the recipe for toasted garlic spinach
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  • Kid-Friendly Artichokes 4 of 12
    Kid-Friendly Artichokes
    Artichokes can intimidate even the grown-ups at the table, but in reality they're a tasty finger food that you get to tear, dip, and scrape with your teeth, which is super fun, even if you're usually a fuddy duddy.
    Get the recipe for kid-friendly artichokes
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  • Greens with Grapefruit and Avocado 5 of 12
    Greens with Grapefruit and Avocado
    Ahhh, salad. Definitely not the most kid-friendly dish around. Try adding two kids faves into the mix avocado and pink grapefruit and see if they don't change their tune.
    Get the recipe for greens with grapefruit and avocado
    Image: Jaime Mormann
  • Roasted Asparagus 6 of 12
    Roasted Asparagus
    The kid-friendly thing about asparagus is that it's totally cool to eat it with your fingers just ask Miss Manners. This easy-to-make roasted asparagus is topped with a simple lemon vinaigrette that makes each bite lemony and so delicious.
    Get the recipe for roasted asparagus
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  • Roasted Cauliflower Salad 7 of 12
    Roasted Cauliflower Salad
    Roasting brings out a tasty caramelization in the cauliflower, and this colorful salad is dotted with dried fruit and crunchy pine nuts!
    Get the recipe for cauliflower salad
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  • Kale Salad with Goat Cheese and 8 of 12
    Kale Salad with Goat Cheese and
    This bright and creamy kale salad features chunks of goat cheese and tangy sweet dried cranberries. If you kids are ever going to eat a salad, this one just might be it!
    Make kale, cranberry, and goat cheese salad
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  • Baked Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Asiago 9 of 12
    Baked Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Asiago
    This baked broccoli rabe is proof positive that cheese makes everything better.
    Get the recipe for broccoli rabe with cheese
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  • Roasted Rutabagas with Pomegranate and Panko 10 of 12
    Roasted Rutabagas with Pomegranate and Panko
    Look, I am nearly positive that if you say to your kids, "Hey, do you want some rutabagas?" they will say no. So don't say that. Instead, show them this fun dish featuring pretty pomegranate arils and a crunchy, savory panko topping and watch them dig in.
    Get the recipe for roasted rutabagas with pomegranates on Brooklyn Supper
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  • Marinated Beets 11 of 12
    Marinated Beets
    Beets are sweet, and this recipe for marinated beets is really simple. Sweet for them, simple for you. That was easy, right?
    Get the recipe for marinated beets on Brooklyn Supper

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  • Orange and Parsley Salad 12 of 12
    Orange and Parsley Salad
    OK, so technically parsley is an herb, but you're not keeping track are you? This easy salad is brimming with vitamin C-rich ingredients. Also, oranges kids like those.
    Get the recipe for parsley orange salad on Brooklyn Supper
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