MVP #GenerationGo: My Favorite Kid-Friendly Recipe (& a $50 VISA Gift card Giveaway!)

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As a MVP Generation Go Ambassador and a mom of three, there’s a bunch of healthy recipes that I enjoy making for my family but I’ll share one that is very special.  This week’s topic is all about healthy recipes and getting your kids involved in eating healthy.

Having a daughter who is extremely picky, it’s often difficult to get her to eat healthy, especially any green vegetable.  So it’s up to me to “hide” the veggies until she gets accustomed to the taste.

If I left the food choices to her, it would definitely be pasta with butter, white rice and chicken nuggets with milk and cheese on the side.  What kind of menu is that? Not a healthy one, that’s for sure!

The one recipe we all love is the Green Apple Smoothie.  A few years ago, I found a green smoothie recipe that used broccoli and asparagus. Instead of adding both the asparagus and broccoli, I added fresh baby spinach leaves.  My daughter would never eat spinach leaves or anything green like I said before but since this is a Green “Apple” Smoothie (she loves apples!), she drinks it with no problem whatsoever.

Green Apple Smoothie


  • 1 Banana, cut in chunks
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple, cored and chopped or sliced
  • 1 cup White or Green Grapes
  • 1 cup Fat-Free Vanilla Yogurt (or Plain Yogurt and ¼ teaspoon vanilla)
  • 1-2 cups fresh Baby Spinach Leaves
  • Splash of Apple Juice (optional)
  • Ice


  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth
  2. Enjoy.

You see, getting kids to eat healthy is not that difficult at all. It’s sad that I have to hide veggies from my daughter but I’ve got to start somewhere.

Do you have to hide veggies from your kids? Do you have any tips for me? I would love any tips and ideas to help me out!



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  1. My family loves my baked oatmeal for breakfast and I feel it is healthier than packaged dry cereals.

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  5. They love my chicken and vegetable sir fries!

  6. I make oatmeal cookies from instant oatmeal without sugar!

  7. They like my blueberry, honey, greek yoghurt and milk smoothie. Tastes great.

  8. Thanks for the giveaway…we love homemade bran muffins made with applesauce instead of cooking oil in the recipe; you can find recipies on a box of Kellogg’s Bran Buds, or online !

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  13. Danny Lindsey says:

    right now they are liking fresh fruit like pineapple, peaches or apples cooked on the grill