Struggling to get your kids to eat healthy? One change you can make is to MAKE IT AVAILABLE! Their tastebuds will change. My kids have snacked and finished all the celery I packed for the day, peppers, and now diving into the broccoli. Kids will eat what you provide. #kidseatveggies#healthyfamily#healthyfood#snacks
I love spaghetti squash all year round. But it’s so inexpensive this time of year.
Check out my blog for Mexican and Italian versions. 🌮 🍝 Stacykleppelfitness.blogspot.com
Honestly, these gourds are so versatile and yummy, you can find ways for your whole family to love them...and sneak in some more veggies.
This was a new one I look forward to trying! .
Pad Thai Spaghetti Squasg
1 medium spaghetti squash about 3 lbs.
2 Tbsp. tamarind paste or rice wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. fish sauce
1 tsp. raw honey
2-4 Tbsp. water
12 oz. extra-firm tofu, cut into small cubes
3 Tbsp. cornstarch preferably GMO free
8 tsp. peanut oil divided use
1 medium onion thinly sliced
2 large eggs lightly beaten
4 cloves garlic finely chopped
3/4 cup fresh bean sprouts
4 medium green onions cut into 1-inch pieces
2 Tbsp. chopped peanuts
Crushed red pepper
🌱Asparagus 🌱 don’t need much else but salt and olive oil and a broiler.🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱these yummy tender small stalks were at @grocery_outlet... kinda wished we had more #asparagus (#kidseatveggies ) I think this would have been killer with goat cheese and toasted almonds.
OMGEEEEE, how cute are these? Halloween is officially in 3 weeks from today & the costume craze, the sweets, trying to squeeze in veggies while your kids are negotiating with you over how much candy they can keep and eat has arrived. 🤪👻. Eeek. .
My motto this year; make food look as cute and enticing as candy & maybe they’ll eat the veggies (too) 😳. So, check out this recipe from one of my new favs @itsyummi & Wish me luck that the Little’s are going to gobble this right up!!
What are your favorite sneaky ways to get your Little’s to eat their greens? .
Recipe Link in my bio. .
Trick or Treat, C 🎃👻🎃
🥕Baby-Led Weaning! Now that I’m 7.5 months pregnant I’m starting to think again about the fun that lies ahead after the baby’s birth. (Really!) my friend Edwena of @mylittleeater just put up a lovely blog post that reminded me of all the wonderful things about BLW: how it’s such a great start to a life of varied eating and avoidance of packaged and processed foods. “With real veggies, kids can hold, squish, smell and play with their food (and all this exploration leads to more acceptance over time = less pickiness!). We know this is a crucial contributor to the success of baby led weaning....” I’ve linked to her post in my profile. If you’re not familiar with Baby-Led Weaning, I wrote a blog post on my website about it last year; just search the term on my site and you’ll find it! 🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑#bitesizedkitchen#mylittleeater#babyledweaning#wholefoods#unprocessed#wastefree#adventurouseaters#kidseatveggies#babieseatwholefoods#wholeingredients#cookingfromscratch
When your 2yo picky eater requests seconds of broccoli, you drop everything and get her more! I roasted a big bag of prepped broccoli from @costco with extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. If your kid doesn’t like veggies a certain way, try a different preparation Or maybe the wind was just blowing in the right direction tonight for her to double down on veggies that she normally mostly rejects. Parents, just keeping serving them for exposure, exposure, exposure! #kidsnutrition#eatyourveggies#broccoli#kidseatveggies#familynutrition#costcofinds#easyveggies
My maiden attempt at making kale chips! It isn’t common to find kale in the local supermarket. It’s a hit with the kids! The whole bunch of kale was wiped out within minutes.
1) Remove the leafy parts from the stem. Wash thoroughly.
2) Shake away the excess water. In a large mixing bowl, mix oil and salt with the kale (I used coconut oil and garlic salt). Mix well.
3) Bake or air fry till crispy (I used my air fryer, 10 min 160 degrees C)
Some people count down to PSL, I count down to homemade applesauce. After a huge haul of pixie crunch apples, I went to work. One secret? I always add carrots and no one knows the difference. I add the carrots first to the crockpot and cut up some apples after some time. I add cinnamon, fresh grated nutmeg, cloves, ginger and cardamom. The entire house smells amazing and I finish the applesauce off in the vitamix. I don’t peel my apples due to pure laziness and convincing myself the peels add nutrition. The vitamix makes you forget the peel exists. I recommend warm!
My encouragement to all the parents out there that are trying to get their kiddos to eat their veggies. Have you tried preparing or presenting the veggie in different ways?
My 4 year old saw a Pinterest picture that has grape tomatoes on a skewer, now that is how she prefers to eat them. I'm happy to stick them in a toothpick if that's all it takes!
I know they change their mind every second of the day, but I challenge you to try a familiar vegetable in a new way. It doesn't have to be anything crazy!
Would love to hear how your kids prefer different veggies.
Sharing some sneaky ways to add carrots and broccoli into a fussy eaters food.
🥕 Carrots 🥕.
Grate them into anything from parathas, dosas,sandwiches, khichdi, you name it!.
Slurp a warm carrot soup.
Blend into a smoothie.
Boil and purée carrot into cheesy pasta sauce.
Carrot sticks with dips( hummus, peanut butter).
Make something sweet like ‘gajar ka halwa’.
. 🥦 Broccoli 🥦 .
Broccoli goes very well with dishes made with cheese and potatoes.
Always steam them and finely chop them to sneak into pizzas, fried rice,pastas,risottos,patty’s,parathas etc.
Broccoli pesto:-can be a spread on toast, marinate cottage cheese and grill,add to cheesy pasta sauce.
Recipe for broccoli pesto:-.
Ingredients:2 cups cooked broccoli,1 tsp lemon juice,2 cloves garlic,handful of basil leaves,2/3 cup cashew(soaked in boiling water for 20 minutes),1/4 tsp salt,2 tsp olive oil,1/4 cup water.method: blend them together into a smooth mixture.store in the refrigerator up to a week.
Its pasta week! Healthy veggie pesto🥑🥦🥗
For adults&kids alike! Kids will eat raw veggies without realising it😜
I used brown rice fussili here one of my favorite
Blend together:🥑&lightly steamed🥦&raw spinach, toasted or raw brazil nuts or pine nuts, grated parmesan, 🍋juice&zest, extra virgin olive oil and a good handful of fresh basil🍃, crushed garlic&pepper, then pour over fresh cooked pasta
Hooray for taco Tuesday! 🌮 Now, the age old question: Is it possible to get your kids to eat more vegetables? Our daughter regularly eats green beans, broccoli, peas, zucchini, carrots, celery… but #momguilt sets in and the gears start turning, “Should I give her spinach? Cauliflower? Why won’t she eat a tomato?” Our son rejects all veggies except cherry tomatoes. That is unless it’s cooked cauliflower combined with other flavors. He’ll have it in a smoothie. He’ll devour it as pizza crust. He’ll eat it mixed with rice. Just not on it’s own. That’s when we started added it as filling to boost some of our meals, get veggies for the kids (and us!) and no-one is the wiser. Our daughter approves 👍🏻 Use this filling for hard shells, soft shells, over salad, on top of nachos, however you like to eat your tacos! #youdoyou
Loaded Veggie Taco Filling (Serves: 6-8)
•1 medium onion, diced
•1 lb ground beef, turkey, or chicken
•1 bell pepper (any color), diced
•1 tsp garlic powder
•1 tsp cumin
•2 tsp chili powder
•1/2 tsp paprika
•1 tsp oregano
•2 Tbsp tomato paste
•1/4 cup water
•12 oz frozen riced cauliflower
Serve in, over or with:
•Taco shells (hard or soft) or tortilla chips
•Salsa or hot sauce
•Avocado or guacamole
•Greek yogurt or sour cream
1. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions and ground meat. Break apart the meat, and cook until evenly browned. Add peppers, cook 1-2 minutes until softened. Add spices, stir to coat.
2. Stir in tomato paste, water and riced cauliflower. Allow to cook over medium-low eat for flavors to develop and cauliflower to warm through about 10 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and serve as you would with your style tacos.
Cauliflower. It's one of those vegetables I rarely buy. It reminds me of meals growing up. We ate lots of other vegetables too but my memory has cauliflower on every meal. It was always beautifully cooked yet when I go to buy it I always have a taste of overcooked mush. I bought this one on my last shop as I have pasta and cauliflower bake on my meal plan. I've found lots of delicious cauliflower recipes to make like cauliflower wellington!
Cauliflower is a good source of vitamins c and k, fibre and rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants, two naturally occurring compounds thought to play a role in preventing chronic diseases. There is lots of research that shows cruciferous vegetables can lower the risk of some cancers and cardiovascular diseases.
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☝️ My version of fast food!
This "egg and peas" dish is as quick and easy as it gets.🥚 It takes just a few minutes to put together, uses inexpensive, staple ingredients, has veggies and protein and my kids love it. This check all the boxes for me! ✔ I make these eggs for breakfast or a quick lunch, and cooking from scratch is still faster than hitting a drive through.
To serve 2: add 1 cup frozen peas into a hot pan, cover with lid and let thaw. As soon as the peas are thawed, add 1-2 cups chopped spinach (or use frozen), and let wilt. Add a little butter. Scramble 4 eggs and pour into the pan with veggies, season to taste. Cook stirring until the eggs are cooked through. Serve hot. Sprinkle on some cheese for extra yum!
2 veggies and nutrition from whole eggs, what a start of the day!
You can also throw in some diced ham, and serve "Green Eggs and Ham". For bonus mom points, read Dr. Seuss at breakfast!