So, my kids will eat chicken feet but they push the spinach around on their plate… The only greens they’re into at the moment are kale chips. How can I get my kids to eat more green vegetables then? I decided to try sneaking the greens into them in popsicles.
Inspired by the kombucha popsicles which were such a hit and not even remotely sweet I figured I’d test the limits to what they’ll eat as long as its frozen. I have 2 different kinds of popsicle molds. I prefer the shape of these but bought these stainless steel ones in hopes the dog would not be able to destroy them if the kids left them on the ground… The reason for choosing spinach for these popsicles is that it is high in magnesium which is great for the growing pains my 3 year old has been having. (I also put epsom salts in her bath each night which has helped quite a bit!).
Recipe: Sneaky green popsicles! Yield: 6 popsicles
- 2 (13.5 oz) cans of coconut milk
- 1 bag (10oz) frozen chopped spinach
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
- Put everything in the food processor or blender and blend the heck out of it.
- The more blended, the better.
- Pour into the popsicle molds and freeze (at least 4 hours)
Verdict? They loved them!
I should note that I will still add the green veggies to their dinner plate and try to encourage that they eat them. But for now, I’m totally cool knowing they’re still getting some nutritious veg without any fuss as I sneak it into their diet.