My girls have become picky eaters to say the least. Getting them to eat good, healthy food has been a real struggle lately. My 3yr old is pretty much stuck on popcorn & pasta aka “sp-getti”. Now thankfully, she loves a good salad so at least I know she’s getting some nutrients. I make my salads with baby spinach instead of lettuce. My 2yr old, on the other hand is all about nuggets and “fry fries”. I try and avoid fast food places with my kids altogether. If they get it, its usually from Grandma.
One thing I have found that works for my girls is smoothies. I started making myself a spinach & fruit smoothie in the mornings as a meal replacement and my girls LOVE them! I have been super stoked about this because I know they are getting a full days worth of vegetables, since I go heavy on the spinach. I try to pick out fruits that have better health benefits and that are no super sugary.
I usually make enough so there is extra and then I pour it into ice cube trays or popsicle molds and freeze them for a nice cool treat to enjoy later. I have found some yummy receipes on Pinterest as well as just experimenting on my own. I’ll post the current favorite of theirs below 🙂
2 handfulls baby spinach
1 cup blueberries
2 apples (cored, I leave the skin on)
1-2 bananas (depending on size)
2 cups ice
Water to blend as necessary
I’m working towards eliminating processed foods from our lives. I’m trying to create a healthy home for my girls, its being done in baby steps. I wasn’t given this growing up, and my weight shows. So currently I’m working on becoming a healthy mom, providing a healthy enviroment for my kids. I don’t want them to struggle the way I have.
A good eye-opener about providing healthy options for your kids is a documentary on Netflix called “Fed Up”. It really opened my eyes and I was very quick to clean out my pantry after watching it.