Get Your Kids To Eat: Spinach

It is hard to beat spinach when talking about nutrient packed greens. Just one leaf contains a sampling of more than 20 different nutrients. The list of benefits is nearly as long as the amount of nutrients: cancer fighting, blood pressure beating, bone strengthening, cardiovascular helping, brain boosting, skin smoothing, vision improving, inflammation reducing, energy increasing, and more. Spinach is a green smoothie staple for all!


We eat it raw. Fresh, Crispy and full of flavor. 


Some kids need a bit of dressing to 'tone down' the boisterous flavor of spinach. For these children we make a 'real food' dip.
They enjoy spinach leaves in this special 'ranch' dressing. 


Thanks to Wellness Mama for this homemade healthy ranch dressing with greek yogurt, olive oil and spices and no artificial ingredients!


Serves: 4


Ingredients
  • ½ to ¾ cup Plain Full Fat Yogurt or Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp (or more to taste) of dried dill weed
  • Sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 6 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 TBSP parmesan

Instructions
  1. Put yogurt, garlic and spices in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Very slowly, add the oil so that it emulsifies.
  3. Use immediately, or store up to 1 week in the fridge

What tricks do you use to get your kids to acquire tastes for healthy fare?

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