Sneaky Spinach Hidden Veg Ice Lollies!

I’ve tried my hardest not to raise fussy eaters I honestly have, and for the most part Mabel and Greta are pretty good at trying most things we put on their plates and will eat some form of veg with every meal, but of course given the choice, they’d much rather eat chips than greens. We encourage them as much as we can, but sometimes you just want to get an extra dose of nutrients into them without having to make a song and dance about it. It occurred to me one night when I was bargaining with them to eat one more mouthful of broccoli and I would give them an ice lolly… why not just combine the two? I’ve been having spinach in my smoothies for a while now as a bit of an iron and vitamin boost, but the girls have been less keen on joining me in glugging down the green juice. I had a sneaking suspicion that turning it into an ice lolly would be a whole different story and I was right! Of course I still give them veg with their meals, but this is just a little extra bit of sneaky goodness and makes me feel like a top level Mum boss.

The recipe is in the video below. I only let Mabel help with the second part of the ice lolly making (once all the spinach had been thoroughly blended in and recognisable) because I know that she would have been far less keen to eat them if she knew they contained ‘green leaves’ as she calls them. With that little detail safely hidden from her she loved the berry ice lollies, and was in danger of eating all the mix before it even made it into the freezer!

 

Hide spinach in yummy berry ice lollies for a tasty summer treat for the kids that will give them an extra dose of nutrients

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10 Comments

  1. Sarah Alsford
    July 20, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    Such a fantastic idea, I will definitely need to try!!

  2. July 21, 2016 / 6:12 am

    This is such a fab idea! Alice is pretty good and eating veg, especially carrots they are first to be eaten off her plate. But Holly is turning into a fussy eater and I am trying to see past it and hope that its just a phase and not to make an issue out of it. I know she would eat these in a instant. x
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  3. July 21, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    In the warm weather it’s been harder to get my baby to love her veg so I’m all for vegetable trickery! They look great and I can’t wait to give them a whirl!

  4. July 22, 2016 / 6:16 am

    What a fantastic idea!!! I am going to try this – thank you! 🙂 x

  5. July 27, 2016 / 10:43 am

    We do similar to this, I make green smoothies every day and the leftovers I make ice lollies for the kids #abrandnewyou

  6. July 27, 2016 / 10:54 am

    My little one is really good at eating her veg but when she is done she is done so I absolutely love this idea!!

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  7. August 1, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    Really great idea – I’d LOVE to get spinach into my 3 and this seems an excellent way of doing it as they love lollies. #AbrandNewDay

  8. August 3, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    Love this such a good idea. It’s very sneaky and think the proud it works is in the video. All I need now is a blender and my freezer to be upstairs in the kitchen. Having to go into the cellar for ice lolly goodness with a baby who just wants to follow you is not easy! I have to trap him which he never likes!! Thanks for linking up to #ABrandNewDay
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  9. August 13, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    They actually look amazing! (I am a massive spinach fan though)

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