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How to Sneak Healthy Foods Into Your Kids Diet #horizonback2school

 

Horizon is asking moms how they get their kids to eat healthy food. 

In a perfect world there would be no wars, the temperature would be 82° all the time and Brussels sprouts would taste like chocolate!

Unfortunately, this is not how the world is.  We may not be able to control the weather, but there is hope to get your kids to eat healthy foods!! 

You can avoiding daily struggles by making fruits, vegetables and whole grains a fun and tasty ingredient in their snacks and meals.

Whole Wheat Triple Chocolate Banana Muffins @ Good Life {eats}

Grains

Most kids will eat baked goods and whole-grains are much more nutritious that all-purpose flour.  Try switching out flours when baking muffins, quick breads and even cookies.  Chances are, they wont even notice the difference. 

5 Grain Pancakes with Flax @ Good Life {eats}

Whole Grain Pancake Mix @ Bake at 350

Quinoa and Beet Pancakes @ Smith Bites

 

Fruit and Cheese Skewers @ My Baking Addiction

Kabobs

Kids love food on a stick. Make mini fruit kabobs with toothpicks, try bananas, blueberries and grapes . Thread grilled chicken and slices of pineapple on wooden skewers. Put cherry tomatoes and chunks of cheese on pretzel sticks.

Greek Chicken Skewers @ Wenderly

Caprese Skewers @ Add a Pinch

Salted Maple Grilled Bananas @ Food For My Family

 

Granola Banana Pancakes @ TidyMom

Mix-ins

Add fruits and vegetables into foods your kids already know and love.  Add bananas or apples to peanut butter sandwiches.  Add  butternut squash to mac and cheese.  Add grated carrot and red pepper to pizza sauce.  Puree roasted butternut squash and mix with marinara sauce to serve over pasta.  Add tomatoes, broccoli and/or grated zucchini to ground beef to make hamburgers or taco filling. 

Chocolate Hazelnut Milk and Almond Milk @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

 

 Chocolate Beet Cupcakes @ Simple Bites

Can’t Beet It! Cake @ Blissfully Domestic via Bake at 350

 Rhubarb Strawberry Smoothie @ She Wears Many Hats

Smoothies

Smoothies are a great way to sneak more fruits and vegetables into your kids’ diet. Use milk with frozen strawberries and bananas and peaches for a mild-tasting smoothie. If your kids eat blueberries, make a smoothie with frozen blueberries, and honey and throw in half a cup of baby spinach. The color of the berries and the sweetness of the honey will mask the spinach flavor.

Blueberry and Kale Smoothie @ i am baker

Mixed Berry Summer Smoothie @ Bakers Royale

Alien Juice @ Bake at 350

Sweet Potato Chips @ She Wears Many Hats

Fun Surprises

Try something they wouldn’t expect.  These vegetables are so good you don’t have to sneak around to get your kids to eat it. When cooked right, with a drizzle of olive oil or a dash of Kosher salt, you’ll discover that there is no need to hide these vitamin packed vegetables in anything. They are delicious on their own, without all the extras.

 

 Kale Chips @ Dine and Dish

 

 Now it’s YOUR TURN!

Share how you get your kids to eat healthy food below for a chance to win a $500 Mom’s Getaway Spa Dayfrom BlogFrog!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon. The opinions expressed by me do not necessarily reflect the view of the Horizon Organic brand.

 

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

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