I just realized that I promised a Bloggy Giveaway (see below) on a Tuesday. Oh well! It's a makes the day that much brighter, doesn't it?
My tip for today involves getting more nutrition in to your picky eater. My daughter seems to rebel against food in general. Well, food that doesn't contain chocolate, that is. Hmm...I wonder where she gets that from? *looks around awkwardly*
I don't like fighting about food. It drives me nuts and, quite frankly, I think sets kids up for issues with eating later in life. I am, however, determined to get some good stuff into the girl.Lucky for me, she likes smoothies.
Smoothies are a wonderful way to sneak nutritious food into something yummy. There are a multitude of recipes on the web and recipe books to choose from. I think most people think fruit, fruit, fruit when they think of smoothies which can add up to a lot of calories and sugar (albeit natural sugar) but I'm here to tell you, you can add several veggies and still come out with a yummy concoction. There are several recipes in Green For Life by Victoria Boutenko. This is a raw foods book that will probably be quite extreme for most, but her recipes are scrumptious!
One of my favorites is:
4-5 Kale leaves
a large handful of dark berries or grapes
2 cups ice cold water
Blend the kale and water together first then add the other ingredients. The color is AMAZING and may even put you off a bit, but the taste is worth it, in my opinion. London loves it but I haven't tried it on The Boy yet.
Speaking of the boy, he just woke up. I had another recipe to tell you about complete with nutrient information buy he's rather demanding in the morning, so that will have to wait until next week. Sorry, mommy-duty calls.
And calls loudly!
Please add your Mommy Tip for today and invite a friend to do the same! I look forward to reading them all and learning something new today!