The other day I made a potato chicken soup (both of which my girls love), but I still had that cauliflower and squash whining to be eaten before the mold took over. So with my daughters permission, I pureed them and mixed them in with the soup in the crockpot. Bow you ask how did I talk my 4 year old into adding cauliflower and squash into her beloved soup? I told her she would not even taste it and I let her blend them all up. My 4 year old has a really believing heart, plus she loves to help me in any way possible.
So what was the verdict? They both ate the soup with not one complaint. So when you are making your children's dinner consider adding a little more nutrients to your every day meals.
Now in the spirit of homemade family goodness, I want to share one of our family favorites. I love ice cream, and so do my girls. I like to believe that eating homemade ice cream is much more healthy than the store bought kind.
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Homemade Ice Cream
1 cup whole milk
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Mix all ingredients together. Then put into your ice cream maker. We have this ice cream maker. It works really great and is super simple.
For the flavoring I like to add between 1 and 2 cups of crushed berries or other fruit. If I do candy bars or something with lots of sugar then I cut the sugar that I add in half.
Making our meals together with my girls helps them to eat nutritiously, helps me to build a strong relationship with them, and teaches them how to cook. So far my 4 year old can make a mean bowl of microwaved Roman Noodles, so I must be doing something right
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