Sometimes no matter what you do you just can’t get your kids
to eat the right things. Other than bribes, there’s really only one way to go,
the hide and sneak. I remind myself that all is fair in love and war, and
really, what they don’t know won’t hurt them! Here are a few ideas to help you
pull it off.
Meats and Casseroles – The easiest way to pull this off is
in chili and meatloaf. Does anyone really know what goes into meatloaf? I’m
pretty sure I don’t want to know, but as long as it’s coated in a nice ketchup
crust, the kids won’t even notice that you’ve added some carrots and broccoli.
I bet you could even fool your significant other, give it a try! Zucchini is a
great bet for chili, just grate it up and it will blend in perfectly.
Pasta Lovers – There are very few kids that don’t like
pasta, so adding nutrients here is easy. First, I definitely suggest switching
to whole grain pasta. There are some great brands out now that don’t cost much
more than traditional pasta and you can’t tell the difference in taste at all.
Now add some sources of vitamins to your favorite red sauce with broccoli, carrots
and spinach. Macaroni and cheese is another great place to add something sneaky,
mashed cauliflower! They’ll never notice, I promise.
Pizza – If there is one food that never fails, its pizza.
Remember our red sauce with special ingredients mixed in from the pasta? Try it
on a pizza, the kids will never guess. If you’re daring, dice up mushrooms or
other veggies and simply add them as toppings, and see what happens.
Smoothies – A great way to introduce vitamins, potassium,
and calcium into your child’s diet. Try bananas, strawberries, raspberries,
blueberries, papaya with milk, yogurt or ice cream. The perfect treat with an
Muffins – Muffins and breads easily mask carrots, zucchini,
pumpkin and of course fruits like blueberries.
Juice Pops – Now that summer is here creating juice pops is
not only healthy, it’s a great activity for the kids to do on their own.