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04-13-2006, 09:43 PM
I am a mother of two, ages 3 and 16 months. I have a really hard time getting my 3 yr. old to taste anything that is green or 'weird looking' or has sprouts sticking out!!! My 16 mth. old will eat just about anything we give her(she loves kale salad with avocado/garlic dressing that I make, she loves GARLIC, just like her mama!) but, I am having an awful time feeding my little guy... I feel so guilty when we sit down to lunch and his is something not as nutritious and not raw! He hardly eats veggies... I put liquid chlorophyll in his water because I feel that at least that's a help. He'll only eat carrots if they are in soup and soft. He eats fruit and loves smoothies, Hey... maybe I can sneak some veggies in his 'fruit smoothies'??? If you've got any suggestions or tried any recipes with your kids, I'd love for you to share... Thanks.
04-13-2006, 10:22 PM
sn , on smoothies thats what many do is add dark greens to the sweet fruits , thats a big fuel for many . and on another food he might like is grinding up nuts and seeds such as walnuts , sunseeds , almonds , sesame seeds , etc into a coarse powder then eating with fruit like bananas or strawberrys cut up in it . with bananas i sprinkle cinnamon on this granola , could also pour a nut milk over it . goodday :)
04-14-2006, 12:33 AM
As Michigan Roman suggested, green smoothies are a big hit for many, adults and children alike! All my children drink smoothies...even my most finicky (almost) 15-year old! I usually blend 2 bananas, 1 or 2 apples, strawberries (usually frozen), a handful of kale or baby spinach and some water (maybe 1/4 to 1/2 cup) until smooth and no green particles are visible.
Another thing (if you have a food dehydrator) is to make fruit leather by blending fruit into a puree and you can even sneak some greens into that! I've done it before and they had no idea there were greens in it! ;)
04-14-2006, 05:26 PM
Thanks for those suggestions, they just might work... I'll try that tomorrow for breakfast. Also... putting greens in the fruit leather sounds really good, since dehydrated fruit is ssoooooo sweet, he may not know the difference! Boy... I feel sneaky! Hee! Hee! :D Oh... I just had an idea to put spirulina powder in his 'Tummy Yummy's' which are the snack balls we make from smooshed up dates, ground nuts, coconut,etc. HE loves these and he even gave them their name.
04-15-2006, 10:44 AM
My favorite smoothie for finicky eaters is 2 bananas, bunch of kale or spinach (like 2-5 cups) and then add 2 c. frozen blueberries. The blueberry color masks the green of the smoothie and the bananas help to sweeten. All 6 of my children will drink this one. Even the one that only wants cereal
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