Buddha bowls (those loaded rice or grain bowls jam-packed with vegetables and protein) are a great way to get in all the nutritional goodness you could need in a meal, but we know what you’re thinking. They might appeal to adults but there’s no way your kids are ever going to eat a bowl filled with greens.

With the help of a few nifty kitchen gadgets (like a peeler, crinkle knife, paring knife as well as shape cutters) as well as a tasty sauce, you could turn an otherwise boring bowl into a meal they’ll be more enthusiastic about diving in. Except for the sesame soy dressing, there are no specific measurements, so you can add in absolutely whatever you think will appeal to you and the kids. Think sweet potato, sliced ham or chicken, beetroots, and more.

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