January 22,2009
Sweet Pea Chef
Jessica Efird( )

Jessica, aka the Sweet Pea Chef, is a former U.S. Senate staffer/weekend gourmet turned full-time mom/family gourmet. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and two sons.

Knowing what foods are good for your kids to eat and getting them to eat them can often be a vast ocean apart. Tuesday I wrote about yogurt's probiotic benefits, yet despite knowing how healthy yogurt is for the kids, neither R nor G is an avid yogurt fan. When I am trying to get yogurt into their little bellies, I have two standby snacks: smoothies and tzatziki. Smoothies are pretty straightforward: Blend yogurt, frozen fruit (we love Trader Joe’s frozen mango, especially), and a little juice and voila: smoothie heaven. Guess what? Despite its hard-to-spell name, tzatziki is just as easy to make and a fun dip for snack time. Tzatziki 1 cucumber, peeled, deseeded and grated Two 6-ounce containers of Greek yogurt 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 tablespoon of olive oil Salt to taste Grate the cucumber using a coarse vegetable or cheese grater, so it looks like this: Add the remaining ingredients. Stir, dip, repeat. Yum. SPC