Friday, November 11

Toddler ABC Food for Behavior Recipe Series

So we’ve thought and thought about how to make veggies attractive for those picky palates – and at some point, you’ve got to give it up.  Just hide the darn things!  Shred, pulverize, disguise…whatever.  Our kids need some healthy colors in their gut, and if they turn their nose up at everything you put in front of them, wise up.  Make those beautiful fruits and veggies invisible and pull one over on the negative attitudes!  
Here are some recipes for awesome shakes that our family can’t get enough of.  We hide some fabulous, super green baby broccoli and spinach, and sneak in gorgeous, deep red raspberries for my non-fruit eater.  It’s sweet, and NOT green in color, so they drink it like an ice cream shake.  (Gotcha!)

Happy sneaking, my friends…

Toddler ABC Apple Shake
Ingredients: 1 Cup Apple Juice, 8 Fresh Raspberries, 1 Baby Broccoli Top, 8 Baby Spinach Leaves, 1/4 Banana, 1/2 Cup Vanilla Yogurt, 1 Tbsp Honey [optional],
Handfull of Ice Cubes


Toddler ABC Orange Shake
Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cup Orange Juice, 1/4 Cup Carrot Juice, 1/4 Cup Strawberry Yogurt with Probiotics, 1 Dried Apricot, 4 Fresh Raspberries, 1 Baby Broccoli Top,
8 Baby Spinach Leaves, 1/4 Slice Fresh Orange, 1/4 Slice Fresh Lemon


Toddler ABC Blueberry Shake
Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cup Apple Juice, 1/4 Cup Frozen Blueberries, 8 Baby Spinach Leaves, 1 Dried Apricot, 1/2 Cup Vanilla Yogurt, 1 tbsp 100% Maple Syrup, 1 tbsp Golden Honey,
1/4 Slice Fresh Orange, 1/4 Slice Fresh Lemon


Toddler ABC Vanilla Shake
Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cup Apple Juice, 1/2 Cup Vanilla Yogurt, 4 Baby Spinach Leaves,
3 Fresh Raspberries, 2 Fresh Cucumber Slices, 1/4 Slice Fresh Orange,
1/4 Slice Fresh Lemon, 1 tbsp Golden Honey


Toddler ABC Pumpkin Shake
Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cup Apple Juice, 1/2 Cup Vanilla Yogurt,
1/4 Cup Pumpkin, 1/4 Cup Carrot Juice, 1/4 Slice Fresh Pear, 1/4 Slice Fresh Orange,
1/4 Slice Fresh Lemon, 1 tbsp Golden Honey


Toddler ABC Blackberry Shake
Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cup Apple Juice, 1/2 Cup Vanilla Yogurt, 1/4 Cup Fresh Blackberries, 1/4 Cup Fresh Cranberries, 1 Dried Apricot, 3 Fresh Spinach Leaves,
1/4 Slice Fresh Orange, 1/4 Slice Fresh Lemon, 1 tbsp Golden Honey

Friday, November 4

Food for Better Behavior & Healthy Kids

We've put together a quick video demonstrating 8 key tips to think about when feeding your kids.  Parents are usually so busy that we don't think about what we fuel our children with, but sugar and processed foods are not the best for their bodies, and not the best for their behavior!  Find out how to make some simple changes to get started feeding our children better and sneaking in those beautiful fruits and veggies.  Make it a habit, and I'll just bet you'll see some differences in their behavior!  (It also helps when you don't let them get away with murder, but that's another blog...)