Eat more fruits and veggies?

drink some fruits and veggies

Q: My New Years Resolution is to get my children eating more fruits and vegetables. They are kind of picky eaters. Any suggestion?

A: I think I read somewhere that more salad supplies are sold in the month of January than any other month! More fruits and veggies must be a popular resolution, but it is a great one!

If your children are picky eaters (more posts in the future on how to address picky eaters) then you don’t want to turn them off completely by becoming a fruit and veggie dictator. This is no fun for you either. Instead start with something most children like: a smoothie.

We are huge smoothie drinkers at our house we all have one for breakfast (along with a bowl of granola) and I even pack smoothies in lunchboxes. And the beauty of a smoothie is if your blender is strong enough you can throw anything in it! We use a Vitamix brand blender and each morning I fill it with: kale, banana, spinach, orange, red grapes, plain greek yogurt, unflavored whey protein, pineapple, strawberries, raspberries, and some water- or a similar combination. Before my children head out the door for school they’ve almost already had all their fruits and veggies for the day. I use a combination of fresh and frozen fruits and in the winter I get the kale and spinach fresh from the garden.

Start your New Year with smoothies. It is an easy way to bring more fruits and veggies into everyone’s diet.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Be Sociable, Share!

4 Comments

      1. Smoothies are great for any age! Seniors might think about popping some chia seeds into the mix to add some pep to their step!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers