I mentioned in my last post that I had two children. They’re both two, and my husband and I are raising them vegetarian. Both of my children have completely different eating habits.
Our daughter, B, is a very picky eater. She loves peanut butter, tomato sauce & nutritional yeast, caramel rice cakes, and popscicles. She does not like to try new foods and really, sometimes acts like she doesn’t like a lot of foods she’d had before – when in the past it was something she’d gobble up.
Our son, L, is the complete opposite. He will eat anything and everything. I’ve often said that if he doesn’t like something we give it, there’s something wrong with it. He loves his veggies, peanut butter, and well, everything. He is really good about trying new foods.
Anyway, I’m always trying to figure out new ways to sneak them more veggies. A good way, I’ve found is via a smoothie – even B can’t argue with a sweet smoothie.
Tonight we made one with a papaya, two oranges, a handful of spinach, and a tiny bit of soy milk. Let me just say that when B tasted it, her eyes lit up and she put her glass down and literally danced around the kitchen. I’m guessing this means there are more smoothies in her and L’s futures.