Fruit, Veggies and CHOCOLATE this Easter!

Fruit, Veggies and CHOCOLATE this Easter!

What do you do when it's the long Easter weekend, you're cooking up a storm, school holidays have kicked off and it's even harder to get the kids to eat fruit and veggies when all they want is chocolate?


We've all been there, done that and we know that the struggle is real. Sometimes it's even us (the adults) that need to be kept away from the chocolate, not the kids. Because who doesn't love a bit of chocolate, a bite or even a whole block or two.

So when you catch your kids staring dreamily at that chocolate Easter bunny you bought them or even the basket of treats bought over by Grandma and Grandpa, it's probably time to encourage them to indulge in a healthy snack.

We're not saying not to east some chocolate, but we understand that you want to ensure that your kids get the nutrients they need so they can run around on a full and happy tummy. 

Sometimes the best way to get the kids to eat the fruit and vegetables they don't like is to hide them in their food. Or do what we do and blend them completely in a smoothie or juice. The trick is to add something like a bit of honey to sweeten the smoothie.

Check out our go-to smoothie with hidden fruits and vegetables for the Easter holidays and have a Happy Easter!
Ingredients:

Half a banana, sliced, fresh
1/4 cup baby spinach leaves
Half a baby carrot, sliced
1/2 of a whole apple, peeled and finely sliced, green or red
1/2 scoop of kids chocolate power (or one tablespoon of chocolate milk)
1 teaspoon of honey
Your preferred milk
 
Healthy Benefits for the Kids!

Honey - Rich in antioxidants, gives your kids plenty of energy and packed full of vitamins and minerals for your growing kids.

Apples - Full of carbohydrates which will give kids the energy they need to stay active every day, not to mention apples are rich in Vitamin C, fibre and are just plain yummy.

Banana - Packed with calcium, magnesium, zinc, and Vitamins A, B6, B12, fibre and folate - all essential vitamins and nutrients that help babies and children gain health weight. 

Spinach - One of the vegetables your kids should be eating, it contains plenty of minerals, iron, nutrients and even protein. It's good for your kids eye health and gives them plenty of energy. It's also naturally rich in water.

Carrots - Naturally sweet and high in fibre and Vitamin A. Carrots are great for eye sight and supports cell growth and is essential in heart, lung and kidney function.

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