I used to stand in front of the fridge and think, "What in the world should I feed him?" I decided to sit down and make a list of the things I know he likes (it actually was a lot longer than I thought it'd be). That made mealtime a lot simpler.
But I also needed to get creative. So I wanted to share some snack ideas that have gone over well, and they are sneakily healthy.
Smoothies. He would drink one everyday and they come together in less than 5 minutes. I start with about 3/4 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of fruit (usually 1/2 of a banana and some frozen berries), one teaspoon of nut butter, a teaspoon of wheat germ and some kind of vegetable. This week it was 3-4 florets of raw cauliflower. Sometimes it's a few tablespoons of frozen spinach. The trick letting it blend for 3-4 minutes so that it is smooth and velvety and no veggies are detected.
Avocado and cottage cheese. Protein, vitamins, and calcium. This is a power pack. Add a teaspoon of wheat germ for an extra boost. He won't even try cottage cheese on it's own, but if I mash it up with 1/2 an avocado, it's gone in a flash.
Monkey Sandwich. This one is pretty obvious, but the name is what appeals the most to my kiddo. Whole wheat bread (crusts removed, if need be), organic peanut butter + thinly sliced banana. Protein, potassium, fiber - and it's a naturally sweet treat!
I have more to share, but first - what works for your kids? Are they picky or will they eat whatever you put in front of them? What tricks do you have up your sleeve?