Back in August, I joined Facebook group for making our kids lunches the healthy way.
Then Irma came and we all decided to eat Hurricane food (read: unhealthy) so we’re starting to get back into our routine now.
It’s not the first time I’ve tried to get my kids to eat veggies (and I’m sure it won’t be the last).
Here are some of the things I’ve done to help get them to eat the dreaded V-word (that sounded dirty).
1) Zucchini muffins (and bread)
Shredding the zucchini and adding chocolate chips pretty much guarantees they’ll get eaten.
2) Aldi spinach bites
With Emma starting preschool, breakfast around here has been hectic.
I’m not used to leaving by 8:20!
I had picked up some mini blueberry muffins from Publix, but I went through two boxes of them in two weeks!
So, to Pinterest I went and found a few different recipes that I liked.
I wanted to use whole wheat flour.
I didn’t have any plain Greek yogurt to use.
So this is what ended up being my recipe:
I’ve lived in Florida all my life (all 31 years) so I’ve seen my fair share of Tropical Depressions, Tropical Storms and Hurricanes.
I was 7 when Hurricane Andrew hit.
I was in college when we had 4 hurricanes hit in 2005.
I’ve seen streets flood.
I’ve had the power go out.
I’ve got kind of a “been there, done that” attitude about hurricanes, as most Floridians do.
We throw Hurricane parties.
Until we have kids.
Then, we have to figure out how to keep them (and us!) sane cooped up inside for DAYS…
Here’s a list of things we do on Hurricane Days:
Who does’t love a good granola bar?
My oldest daughter recently took a liking to them, which I was thrilled about!
They’re a healthy snack and one more thing she’ll actually eat! SCORE!
Except, I was paying $5 for 5 granola bars. Yikes.
And she would eat like one a day.
So pretty much every week, I was buying another box of granola bars.
I decided I wanted to try to make my own. How bad could it be? I had made granola before, so why not granola bars?
I scoured the Interwebs for recipes.
I wanted something with chocolate chips.
But still chewy.
Must be toddler approved.
I ended up using parts and pieces of a few different recipes. Here’s what I came up with: