Recipes

5 Delicious Ways to Get Your Family to Happily Eat Their Greens

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 4:26 PM, April 5, 2016

Rachael Ray Show

Aired April 5, 2016

If you have a hard time getting green veggies into your family’s mouths, here are five amazingly delicious – and healthy -- options that will have them begging for seconds!

No. 1: Eat-Your-Greens Burgers with Avocado Ranch Dressing

For this juicy burger, Rach grinds up baby kale and puts it right into the patties! Brilliant!

No. 2: Smoky Bacon, Black Beans and Greens Quesadillas with Pico de Gallo

The indulgent bacon and cheese in this quesadilla are balanced by healthy black beans and greens like chard or kale.

No. 3: Broccoli Rabe Hoagies

These delicious veggie hoagies are warm and oozing with melted cheese, but the base of the sandwich is roasted broccoli rabe – delish!

No. 4: Three-Cheese Pasta with Brussels Sprouts

This is basically a mac and cheese with lots of brussels sprouts leaves, so there is less reason to feel guilty about the carbs! Rach kicks it up a notch in the cheese department, however, using mouthwatering Fontina Val’dosta, Parmigiano Reggiano and Gorgonzola Dolce. She tops with brown butter sage breadcrumbs and crispy sage leaves for the grand finale.

No. 5: Black Bean and Kale Tortilla Soup

This flavorful tortilla soup is stuffed full of greens but is so delicious your family won’t realize how much kale they are eating!

Watch below to see Rach make her yummy broccoli rabe hoagies: