Like hiding vegetables in cookies, or bread. Muffins work great for this too. I've not been quite as successful in our main meals, but I keep trying. I put spinach in a lot of stuff, it's one of those vegetables I've made peace with and accepted as part of my life. Like grey hair and laugh lines. (ok, maybe not grey hair. Thank you Miss Clairol.) My kids are not quite there yet, but we're making progress! 2 out of 3 kids will drink a spinach smoothie! I was so excited! And the other night they ate this....
This is my version of a calzone. My oldest does not like any kind of red sauce, so this works well for her. We had ham, mini turkey pepperoni, different cheeses, and yes...hidden under all that cheese - spinach! I really thought they would not eat it, b/c you can actually SEE the spinach. However, I was
shocked pleasantly surprised, they all liked it! Or they were starving, b/c all 3 ate it. Score! I used this pizza crust, made with half whole wheat flour. Somehow, I deleted the picture of the cooked calzone, but just pretend it was a really pretty shaped calzone. (it wasn't, it was sort of lumpy and lopsided, but that's beside the point - they ate it!)
Do your kids like lots of vegetables? If not, how do you make sure they have a balanced diet? It's an ongoing struggle around here. For that matter, do YOU like veggies?! I'm slowly learning to like more and more. I have my garden to thank for that. And my sister. And food blogs :D You'll be bombarded with garden pics soon, I have baby lettuce, spinach, carrots, onions, green beans, cucumbers, watermelon, cantoloupe, and waiting on several other things to pop up! Love it!
Hope everyone enjoyed Mother's Day weekend!