Babble.com featured an interesting slideshow of kid-friendly ways to serve 25 super foods. Click the link to see their show but I made a list of how we eat some of the super foods included.
Oatmeal – My mother always made it from the big box and rarely from the little packets. We were only allowed to use honey it in. My kids will eat oatmeal with no arguments but it has to have sugar in it.
Greek Yogurt – Walsh and Lilina will eat it but Rose won’t. They like the one where you have the side cup to dip into for the blueberry or honey.
Winter Squash – They will eat roasted with salt and olive oil.
Skin milk – They will drink plain or with stuff. Rose loves to make her own smoothies in the blender with fruit, yogurt and milk.
Salmon – They love it grilled or baked in parchment. The cheer for salmon.
Spinach – They will eat in salads but I have heard it’s less nutritious that way. (Is that true?) I have never served in cooked because I always hated it that way.
Eggs – They will eat all kinds of ways, but not hard boiled. I cannot get these kids to eat egg salad sandwiches.
Nuts — They eat all kinds. They love them.
Broccoli – Just steam it and they are in. They don’t need cheese sauce or anything on it. The girls have a hard time getting enough because Walsh likes so much!
Tofu – My will eat in Chinese food and if it’s added into other things like fake hot dogs or fake corn dogs.
Sweet potatoes – Roasted or as fries. They aren’t really crazy about it baked or in puree form.
Blueberries — They will eat by the handful just raw and fresh.
I feel like I am late to the game on the coconut oil. Did you guys know this was in? Where have I been on this?
“Coconut and Coconut Oil
Long vilified in the anti-fat food fads of the eighties, the saturated fats in coconuts and coconut oils are back in fashion. The healthy fats in coconut oil has been linked with immune boosting properties, lower cholesterol, weight loss, mineral absorption, and blood sugar stabilization. All this is great news for parents, since naturally sweet and creamy coconut oil is simple to incorporate in a host of family meals.
Try these tasty coconut pancakes made with coconut flour, coconut palm sugar, and coconut oil!”
Which of these super foods will your kids eat and how? Are you up on this coconut thing?