Monday, October 17, 2011

Eating good in the neighborhood

What is it about children? Or is it just mine? When Kade was little, he would eat any kind of veggie you gave him. I made carrot purees, squash, and peas and he loved them. He would eat green beans, asparagus, chicken....almost anything. Then, he got picky. First, it was just meat. Then, it was a lot of vegetables. Now, it's almost all vegetables (Though he does love Olive Garden salads. Who doesn't?!) He loves bread, of course, and sweets, bananas, sometimes apples, peanut butter, pretzels, and milk. That's almost the extent of it. So, I decided to try this.

Green smoothies. Looks a little bit gross doesn't it? When I first heard of green smoothies, I thought, 'That sounds really healthy, but no way can you not taste the greens. Yuck.' Then, I got desperate to get some good food into the boy.

I bought some fruit and a bag of baby spinach. For this smoothie, I cut up a whole apple, stuck in half of a banana, a handful of spinach, and around 3/4 cup of water. I tasted it first and was surprised. I asked Kade if he wanted some juice (I didn't lie. That's what it is.) and he got all excited because we don't buy a lot of juice, but he loves juice.

 This was his first drink. He said, "Good duce."

After he finished the first cup, he asked me for "mo duce". I had poured myself the rest and was drinking it, so I gave him some of mine. He drank that, too, and got very upset when I told him it was all gone. Don't worry, he's not on a juice fast. He's currently eating a bagel with peanut butter.

He doesn't even know he's drinking SPINACH (or maybe he does and doesn't care because it tastes so good)! I did drink half a glass and it was good, but I'm not as good as Kade about posting my picture on the internet when I'm in my pajamas and my hair isn't fixed yet. Ha!

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