Thursday, April 26, 2012

Healthy Snacks Can Be Delicious

I spend a lot of time with my grandchildren. I am lucky to be able to do this because so many families live far apart from each other. So of course we all love to eat, and sharing food made with love and care is part of being a family.

I gave my daughter Sam a copy of the book "Deceptively Delicious" awhile back and we both think it's filled with great ideas to get your children to eat healthier, sometimes without them even knowing about it!
I love giving the kids treats (as all grandmothers do!) but I also want them to be eating healthy foods that will nourish them and help them grow.

One of my favorite recipes from this book is for pita pizza. The secret to making it so healthy is to use whole-wheat pita pockets and a layer of spinach puree underneath the tomato sauce. It all deliciously bakes together and the kids don't even know they are eating spinach. Yes, this is a little "deceptive" but most kids don't like eating spinach, and it is so good for them. The kids love eating these  pita pizzas and so do I.

Eating healthier is so important for kids, and I'm happy to provide snacks that they love and are good for them.

1 comment

Betty Roberts said...

these do look very good! i have a hard time getting my little guys to eat their veggies unless theres some sort of sauce for dipping, i'll have to look for this book i could use some recipes to "deceive" them ;)

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