How to Get Your Kids to Eat Spinach

3 Favorite Green Smoothie Recipes

Apple Blueberry Spinach
1/2 Cup apple juice
1/2 Cup blueberries
1 T. flax seed
1 apple, cut in pieces
2 Cups baby spinach

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

Tropical Spinach
1/2 Cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1 Cup pineapple chunks
1 orange, peeled and sectioned
1 Cup baby spinach leaves
1 small
cucumber, peeled and chopped
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

Basic Strawberry Spinach
1 Cup strawberry yogurt or almond milk
1/4 Cup water
1 Cup strawberries
2 Cups baby spinach leaves

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. If too thick add a little more water and blend again.
~If desired add one more vegetable such as 1/2 Cup shredded beets.

Spinach Recipes

See these recipes for more yummy spinach dishes you're kids just might eat!
Artichoke Spinach Recipe

Spinach Fruit Salad

Spinach Alfredo Soup

by Kelly (TN, USA)
My mother-in-law made this delicious spinach soup when I first joined the family. I had to ask for the recipe and it turned out to be so simple. Both of my children (1 very adventurous eater and 1 very picky eater) just love it. 

1 small box of chopped spinach, thawed
1 cup of broth (fresh, from boullion or canned)
1 jar of alfredo sauce (we use Ragu regular or roasted garlic)

1. Put broth in medium saucepan over medium-low heat. 
2. Empty thawed spinach into clean dish towel & squeeze the liquid out.
3. Add spinach to broth and simmer until warmed through (about 5-6 minutes).
4. Add alfredo sauce and heat until soup is warm.

This makes just enough for the 4 of us (2 adults & 2 children). We serve it in bread bowls or with homemade rolls. Enjoy!

Spinach Sausage Soup

by Karen
My favorite recipe using spinach is a sausage and pasta soup I make with browned Italian sausage, chicken broth, sautéed sliced carrots, rotini pasta or orzo. There are no exact measurements. After the sausage is browned and the carrots are slightly softened, add all ingredients together and simmer for 20 min. Salt and pepper to taste. I then stir in fresh spinach leaves I have sliced into ribbons. Serve when spinach is wilted. If using frozen, I guess you could put it in at any time, just chop it small first. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan if desired. I also often add fresh spinach to chicken noddle soup in the same way.

Do you have a favorite spinach recipe your kids secretly love?

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