{Meal Plan} Fried Rice + Giveaway

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

We have been watching Junior Master Chef which has inspired my kids to want to help in the kitchen.  Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights are always a good night for them to help me as we don’t need to rush to get to sports or to bed.  Miss 8 recently had a friend visiting and they enjoyed making Fried Rice together.  They helped me get everything from the fridge,  peel carrots, measure ingredients (which I find helps them learn fractions), stir and serve.  This was a very easy recipe for them to cook, also being healthy packed with vegetables.

I found this recipe in the new Vegie Smugglers 2 Cookbook.  I just love how these recipes hide vegetables amongst a regular meal and still being delicious.  This cookbook has a range of different vegie smuggles in it, from quick dinners, freezer friendly meals and something extra yummy the kids will enjoy.  I am so pleased to be able to giveaway the following to one lucky reader!

1 Vegie Smugglers 2 Cookbook – See below to enter

To purchase cookbook or find out more about Vegie Smugglers:  Website | Facebook

This weeks meal plan

Don’t forget to link your meal plan up below, or comment letting me know what you plan is for the week…I love seeing new recipes

Monday Chicken and Corn Pasta Bake

Tuesday Homemade Rissoles with potato and vegetables

WednesdayHungarian Goulash, made into a pasta bake

Thursday – Fish with pasta and salad

Friday – Fried Rice from the Vegie Smugglers 2 Cookbook (see giveaway below).  We added bacon and prawns to help it go further.

Saturday – night out with family

SundayBeef Hamburgers

BakingPeach Buttermilk Muffins

Lunchbox –  Cheese puffs – from the Vegie Smugglers Term 4 Lunchbox Planner

Fried Rice

Chicken and Corn Pasta Bake

Peach Buttermilk Muffins

Cheese Puffs – {image credit} 



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Jodi November 7, 2011 - 6:20 AM

I have an autistic child who hates veges (apparently) and smuggling ANY green vegetable into his food is always a challenge, I’m sure the vege smugglers new book would help us out! If I could just hide broccoli, I would be happy!

Stacey-Lee November 7, 2011 - 6:29 AM

I have mild success with smuggling vegies in dishes, I know u can hide pumpkin but I am not sure how or what in – I’m sure this book could help immensely and expand my very short list of meals I can get my littler ones to eat

Anonymous November 7, 2011 - 6:36 AM

Most green vegetables are near on impossible for me to hide in the kids food.
Number one they have an aversion to anything green and number 2 it’s not an altogether subtle colour.
Any hints/ideas I could get from veggie smugglers 2 in getting green veggies into them without a battle would be much appreciated!

Adalita Marks on Facebook November 7, 2011 - 6:39 AM

I have a tupperware turbo chop (like a slap chop) and it finely chops all vegies into the finest pieces, I use it in risotto, spaghetti, pasta and many other dishes. I used to be one of those picky people and I still disguise it from myself 😛

ashleigh bozinovski November 7, 2011 - 6:55 AM

I have a 7 month old who loves veggies so because of this my 2 year old thinks its “baby” food and downright refuses to eat ANY vegies her brother eats.this book will give me ideas on how to smuggle healthy veggies to my daughter…ohhhh and my hubby!! Hehe

Leigh Willett on Facebook November 7, 2011 - 7:02 AM

I steam all sorts of vegies, whatever is on special, then purée them together with a little passata (tomato purée). I then freeze them in muffin tins. I add 2 veggie cubes to every bolognaise or lasagna I make and the kids have no idea!

Sarah November 7, 2011 - 7:16 AM

It’s the green ones that they dislike most!

Cherie Humphries November 7, 2011 - 7:36 AM

The vegetable I would learn to love to hide is brocoli. The book would be a great help with getting him to eat vegetables

Sarah November 7, 2011 - 7:57 AM

Mushrooms are the vegetables I have to hide. Being vegetarian I would really love to find some more ways to get my little boy to happily eat them. Thanks for the great giveaway!

kathryn November 7, 2011 - 8:19 AM

Would love to learn hoe to hide broccoli. My kids despise it and no matter how small it is they spot it and pick it out. This actually goes for any vegetable that is green. Apparently they love brown food but not green!

Michelle November 7, 2011 - 8:26 AM

Peas! My daughter doesn’t eat anything green and I love peas. Peas are such a vibrant colour and I struggle to hide them!

Kiara M. November 7, 2011 - 9:19 AM

My 6 year old is going thru a “I hate that” stage which is making my 2 year old do the same & my 14 month old is starting to catch it too! I need this book!

Emma November 7, 2011 - 10:42 AM

Have never seen/heard of Vegie Smugglers before but what a cool idea! Can’t wait to try out some recipes and see how the family reacts 🙂

Leah November 7, 2011 - 11:08 AM

I desperately need veggie smugglers, my little boy eats none except chips!!!

Leah November 7, 2011 - 11:08 AM

I desperately need veggie smugglers, my little boy eats none except chips!!!

Moniqueknight1 November 7, 2011 - 2:50 PM

Mushrooms – if I don’t piratically mince them she won’t eat them. But she always picks out onion as well any idea to increase their veggie intake is a plus to me

Wendy S November 7, 2011 - 3:11 PM

Any green vegie, they can spot them a mile away! We used to call my eldest son the Vegie smuggler, he used to hide vegies in his undies then flush them down the loo! He was caught out after trying to flush some stirfry as it left an oily clue!

Donna November 7, 2011 - 6:24 PM

Broccoli. It always leaves tiny green bits that stand out like neon lights according to my son.

Betty November 7, 2011 - 11:28 PM

Mushrooms, like finding a needle in a haystack, however they will find them. I want some fresh simple ideas, thanks.

Leimay Cherry November 8, 2011 - 12:04 PM

I find it hard to smuggle capsicum into meals for the kids. They will eat them on pizza if we buy it but not if we make it that way.
I need ideas to get more vegetables into my childrens diets without them realising, not to mention getting vegetables into my meat and potatoes husband.

giftboxology November 8, 2011 - 3:43 PM

i’m with Wendy S here – any green vegie. my son just refuses to try. this cookbook would definitely help give me some new ideas about how to get my kids eating more veg.

krit November 8, 2011 - 3:49 PM

Ohh that sounds like a great book!! fingers crossed. I like to smuggle any vegetable into anything I make so this would be helpful for new ideas!!

Michelle November 8, 2011 - 9:41 PM

Beans, my two y.o chews them but never ever swallows them! If #2 is as good as the first VegieSmugglers this book is sure to help!

Melissa Sayers November 9, 2011 - 7:21 AM

Would love to know another way of hiding vegies, I only have spagetti.

Rebecca English November 9, 2011 - 7:42 AM

my 2 year old won’t eat any vegies other than potato, so any ideas to help curb this would be awesome.

Anonymous November 9, 2011 - 9:37 AM

I smuggled in some eggplant onto our pizza last night – which was awesome! But if we have meat and veg or just a salad, all I can get my 20 month old to eat is potato, maybe carrot and maybe cucumber. Nothing green…even if I try and make it ‘tastier’ with herbs or garlic! He snuffs it out…

Natalie November 9, 2011 - 1:20 PM

The hardest vege to hide is beans they dont break down all that well and my kids really dont want to eat them, this book would help me hide them and other healthy vege’s in thier everyday meals.

Karen Edwards November 9, 2011 - 8:53 PM

Peas are the worst my little man won’t eat them at all

Bec Sherman November 9, 2011 - 9:19 PM

Those cheespuffs look awesome! I would love to make them for my son!

Melissa @ Mum's the Word November 10, 2011 - 9:05 AM

If it’s not baked beans or fried rice, my little monster won’t eat it! Looking for some inspriation to get some different foods into him! 🙂

Deb Risley November 10, 2011 - 1:05 PM

Anything green would be the hardest to disguise, and this book looks like it would be brilliant for my 19 month old! Help please!

Aliesha Hough November 10, 2011 - 6:01 PM

even though my son is only 11 months old, hardest would have to be peas, whats wrong with them, i looove them, hence why i would love this book, to introduce more peas 🙂

Helen Palmer November 13, 2011 - 10:48 AM

Any vegetable is hard to disguise in this house. I would love some new ideas and inspiration to get my kids to eat them. 🙂

Samantha Savva November 13, 2011 - 7:54 PM

As a family who is 90% vegetarian we need to find LOADS of fun ways to incorporate veggies to our daughter will eat them EVERYDAY. Her favourite meal is homemade pizza stacked with LOADS of veggies. She loves helping make the pizza by spreading all the ingredients. This gives her responsibility and satisfaction knowing she is eating something she made!!!

Natalie Blanch November 13, 2011 - 8:01 PM

Button Squash… got a vege garden full of them and haven’t managed to get her to eat one yet! I need this book!!

Kgraham_81 November 13, 2011 - 8:10 PM

I find any green veggie i try to put into my sons food he wont touch!!! Pea, Brocolli, spinach etc makes thinking of new recipies really hard! I would love love love and really appreciate a copy of your recipie book!!

Sue-Ann Jones November 13, 2011 - 8:11 PM

All veges are hard to hide in a meal with my little man. I would love some new ideas on how to cook with more veges.

Nichole Atchison November 13, 2011 - 8:12 PM

I struggle with mushrooms, they have to be cut up so small that you can hardly see them, let alone taste them, for my 4 year old to eat them. I would love to know how to get more veggies into my two little kids, and my hubby too!

Sharon November 13, 2011 - 8:35 PM

My son hates all veges. I have absolutely no idea how to hide them. I’m sure he has a vege sensor on him.

Alli November 13, 2011 - 8:44 PM

Ds3 is great with every veggie known to man but ds1 is terrible! It all started off well but now I am lucky if he eats peas and corn. I can hide carrot and zuchini but need more ideas for everything else! At least it will get him going on the veg an slowly I can stop te smuggling part.

JessFrisch November 13, 2011 - 8:57 PM

As a mum of 2 small kids (3 and 4 yrs) we grow veges in the back yard and while the kids love watching them grow and picking them, eating them is a different story- I would love this book as it would give me some great ideas for getting these veges from garden to belly!

Malinda Blair November 13, 2011 - 9:24 PM

I have 3 year old twin boys who are barely eating anything on their plates at the moment… I need all the help I can get!

Kirrily November 13, 2011 - 9:32 PM

I have the issue of a 3 year old who will eat his veges, but really is a mainly a meat and veges bloke – anything vaguely more gourmet and he won’t touch it – I love trying new recipes with him (particularly if he helps me cook them) in the hope that we will hit on a new favourite, rather than meat and 5 veg or spag bol!!

Yolanda pangan November 13, 2011 - 9:47 PM

My son can spot any green veggie in his food. No matter how small it is. I need to convince him that green veggies taste good too.

Claire Bailey November 14, 2011 - 12:57 AM

Onions. I have only had real success with a few recipes from book 1 of Vegie smugglers, so I am hoping that book 2 will be like an advanced course on onion smuggling.

Nikki November 14, 2011 - 10:14 AM

ATM my kids won’t eat anything with corn in it…. arrrgh, I love corn in everything, and they used to as well, and since they are refusing most veg I think a bit of corn thru their system would be good!!!
would love vegie smugglers cookbook 2 for some new ideas – other than the ones I love from the website!! 😀

Leesa November 14, 2011 - 12:38 PM

ooH I sooo need this book with my Miss 3 and Miss 1 becoming VERY fussy!!!

Mumiz Suoa October 16, 2017 - 6:48 AM

I have a 8 year history for ld that’s so fussy doesn’t like tomatoes or greens in general. I’m at mu wits end with ideas need real helpful tips.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 16, 2017 - 9:58 AM

Have you tried hiding the veggies in the meals.. You could finely dice veggies and cook it in a spaghetti bowl mince/sauce and other meals that can be smothered in a sauce


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