Are you exploiting St. Patty’s to get your kids to eat greens? If so, find some inspiration here!
I was recently asked to review a new free cookbook from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. The cookbook was created in partnership with the NIH’s Health We Can! campaign which helps parents, caregivers, and entire communities keep children at a healthy weight.
I thought it would be fun to share some of the kid-tested recipes from the cookbook that include green foods in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! Kids love to get in the spirit of a holiday and what better way to get them to eat their green veggies? 🙂
Some green foods to highlight in tomorrow’s meals are: avocado, celery, peas, broccoli, edamame, green beans, kale, (I’m making a kale and white bean soup!) spinach, grapes, asparagus, sugar snap peas, and of course, lettuce.
I’m going to try this red, white and green twist on grilled cheese. But I’m also loving the Quinoa-stuffed tomato side dish.
Here is the recipe:
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Danielle Omar, MS, RD