Baby Smoothies6:52 AM
I'm officially a believer. I've had people suggest baby smoothies to me for a while, and I am finally reaching my threshold of cleaning yogurt and applesauce off the walls, picking up Kix (aka balls) before they get crushed by little toes, and throwing away 1/2 (read: 1/8) eaten sandwiches. I swear this child could live on air and fruit snacks, and this is obviously not ideal.
Last night, I blended up carrots, green beans, a little bit of yogurt, and milk. Sounds disgusting but he loved it! This morning was apple/strawberry/banana/yogurt/milk and he's destroying it. Added bonus: he can't make a massive mess with it. I never knew you could get so much cottage cheese ground into the carpet so quickly and in so many places while sitting in a high chair. Milo has s one serious talent when it comes to food flinging (yes- we're working on it). If I can minimize the number of times I'm cleaning up the smears to 3 times a day rather than 5, I'll take it!
Are you a smoothie maker? What are your favorite recipes? What are your other tricks to getting your toddlers to eat their healthy foods? Milo does ok, but he has never been a stellar eater (as in, he will eat 5 cheerios and 3 bites of cheese and call it good). He's gotten better, but it's a work in progress!