Spinach is just one of those things that my kids absolutely abhor. If they can see it, they don’t want it. I have no delusions that if I just have them eat a little sauteed spinach or spinach salad at a time that they will somehow start getting used to it. Nope. I’ve tried that; It just doesn’t work.
Luckily, spinach is pretty easy to sneak into foods. If they have an aversion to even seeing green in their food, then putting it in darker sauces is the answer. If they have an aversion to the taste, then adding fruits or other flavors they love is the answer. For my kids, adding crunch and cheese is the way to get them to eat spinach. Whatever your kids’ aversion to spinach may be, these spinach recipes for kids are a sneaky way to get this power veggie into your family’s diet. Check them out in the slideshow.
Karen Petersen is a cookbook author and food blogger at 365 Days of Slow Cooking. Mostly she writes about the new foods and recipes she's been making at her home for her husband and two children. She loves easy recipes that are full of flavor. She is a crockpot connoisseur and has created over 1000 slow cooker recipes in the past 5 1/2 years. She loves dessert more than anything else in the whole world and likes to plan it, make it, eat it, talk about it while eating it and then review it after it's gone. You can also visit Karen on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest.