I don't know about you, but I'm living with some really picky eaters. Here are some of the ways I trick them into eating healthy.
Fruit Creamsicle Drink
About 3/4 cup of low fat vanilla yogurt
Mix them up in a cup, add a straw, and you've got a serving of dairy, a serving of fruit, along with both fiber and protein, too (all subject to which yogurt and applesauce cups you buy, of course). It makes a great lunch on a really hot day.
Yogurt Banana Split
One banana - sliced
Slice up the banana and put it in a bowl. Spoon the yogurt over the banana slices. Stir a couple of times to coat the bananas. Add sprinkles. The kids think they're really getting away with something since you've included sprinkles when actually, YOU'RE the one getting away with something - a healthy snack!
There are no Vegetables in my Mac and Cheese!
Make any brand of mac and cheese you wish to make.
Serve immediately and act like nothing is different. They just don't need to know.
Quesadillas for Kids
Everyone thinks Mexican when they hear 'Quesadillas' but it doesn't have to be that way. You can put anything between tortillas (I like to use Fajita size). Try these, then try your own. And remember to just have fun!
Butter one side of two tortillas (just like making a grilled cheese).
Here are some fillings we like to use:
**and you know... you could make it a dessert, too. Some sliced apples... a little butter, brown sugar, cinnamon... Oh wait, this is supposed to be healthy. Never mind!
Peanut Butter Surprise
Sometimes a peanut butter sandwich can get boring. Here's an idea that Jack came up with...
Toast one piece of bread.
Try this with other spreads such as Sun Butter (sunflower seeds instead of peanuts), soy nut butter, Nutella, cashew butter, almond butter, etc.
If you have any other recipes, just send them my way and I'll post them up here. I always love to hear new kitchen tricks!
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