This year my goal has been to feed the whole family a “greener” diet. My eye doctor took a 3D image of my eye and said that it would be helpful if I ate more greens. Before I started making small changes, my green veggies consisted of peas and green beans. That’s about all I really like. I do like broccoli and asparagus but I’m the only one in the family that will eat it so it’s been a challenge to make those and see them go to waste.
I finally decided that doesn’t matter. I’m going to make those greens and try to find ways that the kids will enjoy them too!
I started off with buying Earthbound Farms Organic Spring Mix in bulk at Costco. I switched out the Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches for Turkey and Spring Mix and the first day was a disaster but they ate it and actually enjoyed it. In fact, every now and then Turkey and “salad” as Zoe likes to has been requested at lunch time. We also have salad with as many meals as I can get away with. I mean, if I’m buying salad mix in bulk then we’re going to eat as much of it as we can before it goes bad.
Another mom told me how to get my kids to eat broccoli. She roasts hers with some salt and olive oil in the oven and her kids love it that way. I’m sure this would work for asparagus too and since Zoe likes to cook so much if I let her do all the preparation she’ll be more likely to try it out afterwards.
Finally, you can add some greens to your diet by eating Annie Chun’s Roasted Seaweed Snacks. Bursting with flavor and full of vitamins and minerals, this new snack will keep you going all day long. Seaweed Snacks come in two varieties: Sesame Seed and Wasabi. I hate to say this, but I’m not a fan of Seaweed. Annie Chun’s asked me to do a review of their seaweed and I knew going into this that I’m not a big fan of seaweed. I was really hoping that as a snack in a box and not prepared as sushi that I would like it. As soon as I opened it, it smelled just like seaweed and I tried it. Still not a fan. But my neighbors LOVE IT! They eat a lot of Korean food (One of them is half Korean) Annie Chun’s Korean seaweed is roasted to perfection and then seasoned with a dash of salt and sesame seed oil, creating a savory taste sensation that promises to excite your palate. The Seaweed snacks are chock-full of vitamins and minerals to keep you going all day long.
I received samples from Annie Chun’s, my opinions are my own.