Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat?

Mothers often struggle to get their children to eat fruits and vegetables...but mostly vegetables. So how can you overcome this and get them to eat an adequate amount of daily fruits and vegetables each day? My suggestion..trick them with a treat!

"Sweet Green Smoothie"
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 frozen banana
4 strawberries
1/2 cup peach slices
1 kiwi unpeeled
1 kale leaf
1/4 cup of plain or vanilla yogurt
4 baby carrots
1/2 cup yellow squash
1 tsp flax seed
1 tbsp old fashioned oats
1/2 cup cold water
4 ice cubes

Random ideas:
  • Mix carrots, spinach, and zucchini into spaghetti sauce or other sauces
  • Finely mince vegetables into hamburger patties or turkey burgers
  • Minced vegetables into tuna for sandwhiches
  • Put carrots or advocados in smoothies (it's good, trust me!)
  • Homemade soups with a lot of vegetables
  • Put banana on peanut butter toast for breakfast
  • Add spinach to pancakes
  • Vegetable Pizza
  • Vegetable Omelets

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