I tricked my kids into eating something green and good for them. Mwah-ha-ha-ha!
I've been making this extremely healthy smoothie for my husband and me that calls for, among other things, spinach. You can't taste the spinach or see it because of the overbearing blueberries in the shake, but you get all the healthy benefits.
I decided to throw some into my kids' smoothie, and what do ya know? They couldn't tell! Clara wasn't drinking hers as well as Noah, so I decided to make them into popsicles, and...we were two for two!
Here's how I made them (the measurements are really up to you):
handful of blueberries
handful of strawberries
half a banana
half a thing of yoplait strawberry yogurt
a little bit of milk
a little bit of grape juice
a big handful of spinach
Make sure you blend it up without your kids noticing the scary green things you put in it. My kids would not be eating it if they knew what was in it. You can also do whatever fruit you want, just make sure you put in blueberries or blackberries- something dark that will cover up the green color.
I got my popsicle makers at some kitchen store. I'm sure you can find them at Bed, Bath,and Beyond.
I guess Jerry Seinfeld's wife wrote a book about deceiving your kids by sneaking in healthy stuff in your kids' food. I've never read it, but I've heard she's got some good ideas. It's called
Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food
by Jessica Seinfeld
Have fun tricking your kids to eat healthy!