I started the morning by whipping up a batch of green juice. I blended together kale, apple, pear and lime. Since I don’t have a juicer, I made this in the blender and it was really more like green pulp. Although I thought it was delicious, my kids weren’t into it. I did not want it to go to waste, so got creative and made it into a form of cookie. We took these to the park as a snack and the girls loved them. A great way to use leftover juice or smoothie! I am a HUGE fan of repurposing food.
I wanted to create a pasta sauce full of veggies. My kids love pasta, so I thought, as I am sure many of you have, what a great way to make a sauce to get more veggies in their little tummies! When I started looking for recipes on Pinterest, most of the recipes I came across were called something along the lines of "hidden veggie pasta sauce" or "trick your child into eating vegetables". This was exactly the opposite of what I wanted.
Last week, my husband was out of town. I'm not sure if any of you can relate, but mornings can be stressful: getting both kids ready for school/ babysitter, making sure lunches are made, bags are back, and getting myself ready for work. Anything I can do to make the mornings go a bit smoother is helpful. I decided I wanted to have breakfast prepared prior to the morning. We had been through all the standard breakfasts that week: cereal, frozen waffles, smoothies, and eggs. I had a few sweet potatoes on hand, so these sweet potato cookies were born.