Here’s six deliciously ways to get some good, healthy and yes – green – food into those fussy little (… and big!) mouths.
Hide all that greeny goodness in a smoothie that’s cunningly dressed with bright fruits like tangy raspberries and sweet banana.
Chop up some broccoli and mix them into a creamy garlic, or better still garnish with a healthy sprinkling of grated parmesan. You’ll have cleaner plates than normal we’re sure!
Pick your pestos
Pesto has the heroic garlicy and lemony capabilities to hide the bland flavours of greenies, even the bitterness of kales. Chicken and rice dishes click with it, and there’s plenty of flavoursome pestos to pick from!
Carrots and celery… meh! But carrots and celery with hummus, yogurt or cream cheese dip? Now, you’re talking. And dipping. And eating. And loving.
Mix and mash
Switch your usual starchy mashed potato to way-less-starchy mashed cauliflower. The kids (… and adults) will hardly notice the difference, apart from a lovely non-starchy creaminess of cauli. A banger of an idea!
Keep veggies visible
Some switched-on snacking studies, show that people – particularly kids – are more likely to eat what they regularly see. So, all those greens in the fridge? It’s a case of less ‘out of sight, out of mind’ … and more ‘out of fridge, into reach’. Tactic: Bowl of fruit or platter of carrots, front and centre!