Thu, 22/01/2009
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