Thursday, April 24, 2008

Red Russian Kale for Kids

The only way I can get my kids to try something this scary looking is to put something enticing in the vicinity, say a cupcake, then, make them close their eyes and give them a bite (I hope it is obvious that I am not pretending the ugly food is the cupcake, the cupcake is - against the advice of possibly ALL child psychologists - the reward).  

This may not work for you, much like how wrapping things in bacon does not work for me, but, if you are at a loss, and can't get your kids to try new (or hideous) things, give it a go, you just may get lucky.

Organic Red Russian Kale (from Full Belly Farm) sauteed with leeks, peanut butter and a disproportionate amount of crushed pineapple (hence the "for kids" part); spanish unsalted peanuts; couscous; and an organic kiwi.

waste generated: none :)


mollyjade said...

Have you and your kids tried kale "chips" yet? It's basically kale coated in oil and sprinkled with salt that is baked until crispy. It's so good.

Jeanine said...

No, but that sounds fabulous. I will give it a try - - I'm always looking for new ways to use greens. Thanks!!!

Aubrey West @ Healthy Lunch Ideas said...

Looks yummy! I will try this at home and suggest it to my sister for her kids' school lunch.