Does your child love to eat their vegetables?
You’ve hit the parent lottery.
Feel free to brag on Facebook, buy brussels sprouts in bulk, and check out my next post – this one isn’t for you.
For all those moms who are smothering broccoli in cheese sauce and sprinkles, grandparents who promise a bag of cookies for one bite of cauliflower, and dads who are still making the car engine sound as a fork of squash is heading toward your four-year-old’s mouth – this post is for you.
Our kids hate eating vegetables.
We have to be smarter them.
My latest trick? Hiding them in popsicles! I’ve discovered Kate will eat anything that’s frozen in a shape attached to a stick. Here’s the spinach & mixed berry blend I recently made to get some greens into her little belly:
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 cup fresh spinach, rinsed, stems removed
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
3/4 cup orange juice
Blend in a blender until smooth. Pour into an ice pop mold and freeze. When it’s time for a “treat”, pull the pops from your freezer, run cold water around the outside of one of the molds until the pop is loosened, and serve.
Feel free to substitute non-Greek yogurt or half of a banana (instead of yogurt) in this recipe. Actually, any of your favorite veggie-packed smoothie recipes should freeze up great for this recipe! The thing I love about using fresh spinach is that it blends so smoothly that you won’t even know it’s in there – perfect when you’re trying to pull one over on your preschooler!
What are your favorite ice pop or veggie-packed smoothie recipes?
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