We previously went through the ins and outs of the MyPlate Food Groups. While all dishes may not include every food group, it is easy to find ways to incorporate at least two or three. This recipe will help your kids meet their daily needs for the vegetable group, the dairy group, and the protein group.
The food groups here can be tricky! Beans as a topping can count as protein if your family eats more plant-based foods. If you eat more meat, they can count as a vegetable. The avocado, which has lots of healthy fats but also has the benefits of green foods, also counts as a vegetable. Choose low-fat cheese, or even top with plain Greek yogurt for healthy dairy options!
Who doesn’t love nachos! They’re colorful, savory and so tasty. Making nachos with sweet potatoes as the “chip,” is a fun way to introduce your kids to this nutrient-dense vegetable. Pair their favorite toppings with a new topping to increase taste acceptability. For example, if they love avocado and cheese, but haven’t tried bell peppers, include one new ingredient with two favorites. These are a great Meatless Monday meal too! Just swap your typical cheese for vegan cheese.
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