Recipe for Yakimaniac Veggie Martians


Eating veggies doesn't have to be boring. Make these veggie martians for the kids and they'll eat them right up.


  • 1 bag (12 oz.) Birds Eye Steamfresh broccoli florets or cuts, cooked according to package directions, divided
  • 1 bag (12 oz.) Birds Eye Steamfresh mixed vegetables, cooked according to package directions, divided
  • 1 package (16.3 oz.) refrigerated white or whole wheat biscuits (8 biscuits)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek style yogurt
  • 3 oz. low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • Green glitter icing gel
  • Thin pretzel sticks


Prep Time: 15 minutes; Cook Time: 15 minutes

Makes 8 servings

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. In medium bowl, combine 1 cup broccoli florets and 2 cups mixed vegetables with Swiss cheese, yogurt and cream cheese, blending well.

3. Separate biscuits in half into 16 pieces; roll or press each half into 4-inch rounds. On ungreased baking sheet arrange eight rounds. Evenly top each with 1/4 cup vegetable mixture, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with remaining biscuit rounds. Press edges to seal. Brush each with glitter gel.

4. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

5. Decorate each "martian" with vegetables and serve with remaining vegetables.

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Nutrition Information per serving: 310 calories, 39 g carbohydrates, 16 g protein, 10 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 7 g fiber, 330 mg sodium, 20% DV iron, 40% DV calcium, 6% DV Vitamin C, 20% DV Vitamin A.

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