I’m always asked how I get Ji to eat her veggies and truthfully I don’t have an answer. I got lucky because she loves them (I think it’s in her genes) but she is three years old and has her days. On those days when she is feeling picky, I hide the veggies in one of her favorite treats! Smoothies! Since we recently saw the Captain Underpants, I decided to make a smoothie with special powers. Her special power is to “read” she’s excited because drinking her smoothie is going to help her read. I like it!
Our Captain Underpants Smoothie was super easy to make. We only used three ingredients.
- Carrot Juice
- Frozen Kale
- Frozen Raspberries
Throw one cup juice, a handful of kale and a handful of raspberries in the blender and ta da! Captain Underpants Super Smoothie is ready and Ji approves.
How do you get your kids to eat their veggies?
If you know me, you know I love salads! Today’s lunch consisted of a super easy, super crunchy, yummy salad that I threw together in less than 5 minutes. It’s part of my don’t stress the small things and just relax and enjoy life and this pregnancy plan. I’ve found that I shouldn’t worry too much about making the perfect meal everyday. I have plenty of healthy ingredients in my pantry and fridge and even if I throw a bunch of different ingredients together, it’s bound to be yummy. Well, lets hope so!
I looked in my fridge and found
Pre-Washed and Pre-cut Kale
and a purple cabbage that needed to be used ASAP.
I also keep an old popcorn tin full of different salad toppings, nuts and seeds. I grabbed salted sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, which I roasted over medium heat on the stove for about 3 minutes and then sprinkled with a little bit of Himalayan salt. I found a can of garbanzo beans in the pantry and decided to add that in for extra protein. The result? This beautiful colorful and delicious salad.
Canned Garbanzo Beans
A mi me encantan las enchiladas! I love enchiladas! It takes me about 2.5 minutes to devour a whole plate of them. I don’t eat them as much as I would want to because I’m a little lazy for the aftermath. If you don’t mind red fingers, then I encourage you to make some today! I’ll give you the recipe, you make them, I’ll eat them. Sale? sale. vale!
FOOD: You’ll need Tortillas (4 per person), a can of enchilada or chile sauce. I like Las Palmas for enchiladas and posole (recipe coming soon) because it tastes home made and there is no mess. It also saves you about 15 minutes of preparation. Pick 3 of your favorite veggies and a few ounces of cheese ( I usually buy queso fresco) which you can purchase at your local tiendita- Unfortunately, my local tiendita was closed this time, so I used mozzarella cheese. You will also need sour cream as a topping.
Gather: 1 large pot, serving plates, 1 frying pan, and your comal to heat the tortillas on. You own a comal, right?
1.Stir Fry Veggies with a pinch of salt and pepper-5-7 minutes
2.Heat the tortillas-don’t let them get too crunchy, or they’ll fall apart when it comes time to roll them
3.Heat sauce at a very low heat in a deep pot
4.Add vegetable oil to frying pan and dip your tortillas in the sauce for a few second on each side then transfer to frying pan. Fry about 30 seconds on each side and transfer to serving a dish. Don’t roll yet! You’ll burn your fingers!
5.Repeat the step for adding oil as needed.
6.Fill your enchiladas and roll. Once rolled you can add some of the warm sauce to add more sabor!
7.Top with cheese and sour cream and serve with a side salad and or rice.
As for the cleaning part. Well, yea. It got messy. We can talk about that tomorrow.