Vegetables get a bad rap, but they can actually be pretty delicious. You just got to cook ‘em right! With a great recipe you can easily make your kids gobble their vegetables and even ask for a second serving.

Here are some great ones to start off with!

Eggplant with Mushroom and Tomato Sauce

Eggplants are great because when you cook them, they have a nice meaty consistency and they take sauce really well. Add some really flavorful tomato sauce and mushrooms, and it’s almost like you’re eating a nice pasta. And it’s really easy to whip up, so you won’t have to stress about dinner!

“Meat” Loaf

Meat loaf is such a classic dish, it deserves a much needed update! Vegetarians and carnivores alike will love this ingenious twist on meat loaf. This mimics that savory taste of meatloaf, but with packed with so much healthy stuff. Your family will love the rich flavors of this new treat. Once they go veg, they’ll never want to go back!

Cheesy Mashed Beans with Kale and Egg

Cheese! Beans! Egg! And a bunch of kale tossed in to make it extra healthy. This is basically the best thing you can eat. With two excellent sources of protein, a yummy green superfood and some cheese on top…it’s delicious and loaded with goodness.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Chili is always a great thing to have around. You can eat it with rice, or have it as a snack with tortilla chips! This amazing vegetarian chili, full of black beans and sweet potatoes, is great to pack as lunch for the next day or freeze for another night. Make sure you don’t forget the chipotle to give it that amazing smoky heat, but if you’re sensitive just leave it out.

Tomato Corn Pie

When you hear pie, you don’t usually think corn and tomatoes! But that’s what this is, an absurdly delicious pie. You can also call it a quiche hybrid…but whatever it is it tastes delicious. The slightly sour taste of tomatoes balances the sweetness of the corn. Perfect for a summer brunch or try it with a tossed salad for a light dinner.