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Creamy Green Smoothie

It took me a loooong time to hop on the green smoothie band wagon. For some reason I imagined that it would taste like a wilty salad all blended together. Not too appealing.

Then along came Jim, who absolutely refused to eat his green vegetables. Not wanting him to miss out on all the nutrients from eating greens, I devised a way to incorporate them into some of the foods that he eats every day.

My kids adore smoothies, so it was a no-brainer to add some pureed greens. Helen was a bit taken aback with the color of the smoothie at first (not her usual pretty pink strawberry smoothie), but now she's used to it.

How to Prep Your Greens for the Week (and get your kids/husband to eat them)

As I've discussed before, green leafy vegetables are packed with vitamins and minerals. Most of us know that it's important to incorporate them into our diets.

But convincing your kids or husband to eat them can be a bit of a challenge.

I can coerce Helen into eating greens by having her finish them before she gets a favorite food (such as fruit). But James is another matter: he spits out greens as soon as they hit his tongue. I don't feel like fighting that battle with him every day. So I came up with a way to sneak them into his food in a way that he can't spit them out. 

Let me show you what's working for us:

Thrive Market Haul

I recently made a fairly large purchase from Thrive, and I though y'all might be interested in what I got!

I'm a bit addicted to watching other people's healthy grocery hauls, so of course I wanted to make one myself. :) Hope you enjoy watching!

You can read more of the details about what I got below.

3 Easy + Healthy Weeknight Meals!

I'm not sure if you were aware of it, but I've been doing a series of posts over on The Pioneer Woman's Food & Friends section: Easy Weeknight Meals!

It's been fun to come up with ideas for meals that are easy to prepare, healthy, and completely delicious. 

Here are the first three installments: 
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