As most parents know, there are two things you can’t force a child to do: sleep and eat.  This is particularly true of toddlers, who often assert their will, especially when it comes to eating – or not wanting to eat the foods you put on their plates at mealtimes.  This is even more of a challenge when it comes to vegetables, but don’t despair with time, patience, and a few fun recipes, even the pickiest eaters will find several veggies that they like, and this healthy vegetable chips recipe might just do the trick.  Enjoy.


Ingredients:3 medium carrots

  • 1 large, sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp finely chopped rosemary
  • Salt and pepper


  • Peel the carrots.
  • Cut off the tips and ends.
  • Cut them in half across then half-length ways (each carrot should make 8 sticks).
  • Peel the sweet potato.
  • Cut the sweet potato into the same sticks(same size and length) you cut for the carrots.
  • In a mixing bowl combine the carrot and sweet potato sticks together.
  • Add olive oil, rosemary, sugar and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix together well.
  • Line a baking tray with tin foil and place the sticks onto the foil.
  • Make sure your oven is hot when putting your chips in to cook.
  • Bake them in the oven for about 25 minutes until they are soft and brown.

This is a wonderful way to try and get young kids to eat vegetables.

Lauren Katzen
Clamber Club Sports City Bowl