Sneaking In The Veggies….OR…..How I Nourish My Grandchildren!

I may have a love of all things green that are edible, but not everyone feels that way!  Children are often turned-off by green veggies.  My grandchildren like a lot of veggies, but there are still some they shun.  So I get creative, and a tad bit sneaky, and I HIDE them in foods they will eat.  I definitely let them know what veggie is in the food, and they are usually very suprised that _________(insert veggie name) is in the dish.  For instance: I made zucchini brownies this last weekend for my Indianapolis grandkids.  They’ve had them before and liked them.  They’re very chocolatey and moist, and no one can believe there is grated zucchini in amongst the flour, cocoa, eggs, sucanat (sweetener), and vanilla.  I believe that because they know a veggie is in the brownies (and they like the brownies), they will be more likely to try something else with veggies.  **Scoot on over to my Recipe page for the zucchini brownie recipe!

I also made some freezer pops that consisted of 2 ripe avocadoes, 1 ripe banana, the juice of one lime, 1 cup of filtered water, and a dash of sea salt.  I combined and blended all these ingredients into my Vita Mix blender.  I then poured the mixture into 5 oz. cups with a popsicle stick in the middle.  Into the freezer they went for 24 hours.  What do you know…..they like those too 🙂

An old sneaky standby is always dark leafy greens pulverized in the blender with milk, berries, honey……whatever.  The drink still looks green, but the flavor is definitely fruity and sweet.

These ideas are just the tip of the sneaky iceberg!

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