We all gotta eat, which means at some point we'll all have to cook something. Kids seem to fall into two eating categories: non-stop or non-start.
If your kids ask for food a minimum of 15 times per day and say they're hungry as they're finishing the last meal you made for them, they belong to the non-stop eaters category.
If you can't get your kids to take a bite of anything and they have zero interest in food, they fall into the non-start eaters category.
We know your struggles. We live your struggles. Our goal is to bring you recipes that the non-starts will actually want to eat and that will be fast and easy to meet the demands of the non-stop eaters.
If you've found an awesome recipe that works for your family, we'd love for you to share it with us and let us rock your recipe!
Ingredients for 16-ounce smoothie:
8 ounces milk of choice (dairy, almond, coconut or rice milk all work well)
6-7 ounces frozen blueberries or tropical fruit blend
2.5 ounces frozen banana (or fresh if your blender can't handle frozen or don't have any on hand)
1 tablespoon chia seeds or golden flax meal
1-2 ounces washed kale
1-2 ounces golden raisins or pitted dates (the more the sweeter)
Optional ingredients: handful of raw cashews or almonds, scoop of almond or cashew butter, chocolate almond milk instead of vanilla almond milk (good with all berries), hemp hearts, etc. Be creative and enjoy!
Place ingredients in blender in the order listed above and blend until smooth. You may have to use a tamper to push the items around. Be sure your blender is strong enough to blend frozen fruit. If you don't want to measure out ingredients, you can eyeball it. However much milk you use, fill your blender with fruit until it's just poking out the top of the milk line. Use about half a banana and 1-2 stalks of kale. Sprinkle in chia or flax as desired and raisins, too. You can use other berries with this recipe as well, but be aware that strawberries and raspberries are not as sweet and might require additional raisins or dates to sweeten it up. This recipe is basically enough for 1-2 people, if the second person doesn't want very much, ha ha. I triple the milk and frozen fruit in this recipe to make a smoothie for me and my three little girls and adjust sweetness as desired.
Picky eaters. There's one in each family and we often find ourselves asking in desperation, "Why can't you just eat your food?" Since we know there's at least one picky eater in your life, we know you'll love and relate to "Food," our parody of "Rude."
Special thanks to Title Boxing Club, Allen, Texas, where the video was shot.