I love my kids more than anything in the world.
However, I hate feeding them. Some of the biggest daily
conversations we have with our kids is about eating: what to eat,
finish eating, eat the right thing. Feeding our 189 kids is an
ordeal from beginning to end.
Luckily they do enjoy cooking with me. It makes
them feel like they are a part of the process and a little grown up
as well. It also keeps them occupied, which you know, is a big
As we head into a long holiday stretch, I wanted to
find a way that I could make food for my kids, have them help and
then, the miracle of miracles, have them eat what we
Let me be clear. I do not like kale. Kale in my
mind is something that should garnish a plate of cold cuts while I
watch football. However, as I sought out interesting, healthy,
tasty and easy-to-make food for my kids, I met Whitney Fitzgerald,
the owner of True Juice in Winnetka. I tasted her 100% natural,
home made juices and believe it or not, I drank and enjoyed kale,
beets and even spinach! None of which had cheese melted on
If Whitney could get me drink and enjoy kale (the
Caillou of foods) I wanted to see what she could come up with for
kids to make and enjoy. More than the owner of a juice store,
Whitney is a mom, a food industry veteran and knows how to blend
things together to make them not taste yucky!
Below are four recipes you can make along with your
kids that not only taste great but will fill them full of that
healthy stuff that normally gets fed to the dog or rolled up and
flushed when they "go to the bathroom."
If you want to check out more of Whitney's amazing
recipes click here
to learn more about True Juice.
KATY BERRY - (Get it?)
1 frozen banana
6 frozen strawberries
1 oz frozen blueberries
8 oz fresh apple juice
3 to 4 ice cubes
CINNAMON TOAST CRUNCH - (A nice breakfast
1/3 apple (Fuji, Pink Lady)
4 pitted dates
3 T oats
12 oz almond milk
1 T vanilla
4 T cinnamon
THE LAST MANGO IN PARIS
2.5 oz frozen mango
4 oz fresh orange juice
8 to 10 kale / spinach leaves
2 oz coconut water
8 ice cubes
THE GREEN LANTERN
7 frozen strawberries
1 big handful of baby spinach
8 oz coconut milk or almond milk
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 T local honey
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