07 January 2011

I would like an award now please.

This morning i fed my children spinach for breakfast, AND THEY LIKED IT!

I am so on top of the world right now!! For Christmas my parents got me a magic bullet which i have wanted forever, now i remember why!

A little back story ~

My children do not like veggies... shocker huh? Zeke at age 3 1/2 will finally eat carrot sticks but that is it.. I just started with the smoothies with all sorts of goodies mixed in and i was feeling so good about that, but it JUST occurred to me last night that i can now easily mix veggies in anything and they will never know!

So this morning i mixed a good size handful of fresh spinach with a couple handfuls of blueberries and a little water into the magic bullet and pureed them {Zeke also won't eat chunks of anything so that is out too...} to nothing and mixed them in with the pancake batter and a little more water to make it the right consistency. Then i added a couple drops of green food coloring to give them a more "fun" green color and cooked those bad boys up, and wouldn't you know it, the boys loved them! Zeke was over the moon excited about eating green pancakes {we made blue ones last week with pureed blueberries, bananas, and blackberries} so next up is red pancakes with beets and raspberries! I can't wait to see how those turn out! Oh and last night i made the boys french bread pizza and i pureed spinach with a little olive oil and put that on the bread then covered it in sauce then added the cheese, and they liked it... i think i went a little too heavy with the spinach so we will try that one again... i think next time i will put it right in the sauce... Anyways i just wanted to share with you my excitement that i can FINALLY feed my kids veggies! YAY!


Heather said...

That is AWSOME, I need to do that for myself! :)

Kayla Sue said...

This is such a good idea, I think you should trick me into eating my veggies! I have a hard time getting them down :)

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

OH MY gosh I need to do that for sure!! I will give you a billion awards for this! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

Mommy Elephant Sarah said...

That is GREAT! Have you seen the book Deceptively Delicious by jessica Seinfeld? All of her recipes are like that, with adding veggies.
There is a blueberry,spinach oatmeal bar in there that M loves, and I do too. They are really tasty. I also like to make a sweet potato and spinach lasagna from there (she uses cauliflower) and my husband said that's his favorite meal now. You should check it out for more ideas if you don't have it already.
Love that you added food color. I haven't done that in a long time. You've reminded me I should. Very clever to add the color of the veggie you are using! :)

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