How to Get Your Kids to Eat Well
Getting your kids to eat well may involve a little trickery, but they'll never know the difference. There are plenty of ways to prepare your children's favorite kinds of foods, but with lower fat and calories. With these trade secrets from Sam Talbot, you can make vitamin-packed dishes without sacrificing flavor or texture.
Sam Talbot's Kids' Smoothie
Step 1: Brownies
Easy substitutions in recipes can take not so healthy foods to a healthier level. When making brownies, substitute ½ of the vegetable oil with applesauce. It won’t compromise the flavor at all and, you can feel better about giving them to your family.
Step 2: Mac & Cheese
Same goes for Mac & cheese. Try and add some pureed butternut squash to the mac & Cheese for the creamy texture that would come with milk, butter and cheese.
Step 3: Smoothies
A smoothie is a really healthy way to get lots of nutrients into a meal while giving kids the feeling of a fun breakfast treat or, snack. Blend plain yogurt, berries, oatmeal, agave and ice cubes. Pour and serve.
Items You'll Need
- 1 cup Plain Yogurt
- 1 cup Fresh Berries
- 1 cup Oatmeal (cooked)
- 1/2 cup Ice Cubes
- 1/4 cup Agave