How to get your kids to eat more greens

Getting kids to eat veggies is tricky. And dark leafy greens? Seems impossible, right? Don't worry, it's not impossible. Here are three ways to get dark leafy greens in your kiddos without losing your mind in the process. 

1. Smoothies

Yes, the ol' sneak it in method. Only don't sneak it in. Have your kids make a yummy, fruit based smoothie with you, and then have them throw in the handful of spinach. Blend it up, sip it up. Here's a favorite one in our house:

1/2 c. - frozen blueberries
1/2 - frozen banana
1/4 - avocado
1 handful - spinach
1-2 c. - almond milk
 

2. Kale chips

I don't know anyone who can resist something that is salty and crunchy, do you? These babes get gobbled up in our house!

1 bunch - kale, stems removed and torn into chip size pieces
1 T. - melted coconut oil or olive oil
1/2 t. - sea salt

  1. Preheat oven to 200.
  2. Toss the kale pieces with olive oil and sea salt then spread out baking sheet - do not let the leaves overlap. 
  3. Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, until chips are crisp. 
     

3. Make it good and serve it first

If you've read the picky eater guide, you've heard this one before. Serve the veggies first when your kids are hungry, and before they fill up on the food they willingly eat. We call it a veggie-tizer.

And the veggies have to taste good! So that means no gassed up tomatoes from the grocery store in December. Buy in season, from the farmer's market, and prepare it well. And if you didn't already know it, we can totally help with the preparing it well piece. :)

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xo,
Tina