We all have picky eaters in our lives. From kids that want to live on a diet of mac and cheese and hotdogs to partners who have never touched a green in their life, trying to get our picky eaters to eat healthier can be a challenge. Alternatively, maybe the picky eater is you, and you’re trying to expand your recipe collection with tasty, healthy, and appealing options. We’ve collected 40 easy, delicious recipes that are either twists on classic favorites or flavorful ways to get veggies and fruits into your picky eater’s meals. Read on to learn more about each recipe.
40. Vegetarian Carbonara
Who doesn’t love a delicious, cheesy noodle? This vegetarian carbonara dish replaces the classic flavors of pancetta and guanciale – or bacon, if you can’t get these – with asparagus, smoked paprika, and oodles of garlic. The light sauce still packs a ton of flavor, and the asparagus is a nice textural note to replace the crunch from the pancetta. While you can use traditional parmigiano-reggiano with this dish, it’s important to note that most use animal rennet when being made. If you want the meal to be truly vegetarian, get cheese that specifies its vegetarian-safe.