Trader Joe’s Spinach Kale Bites
Spinach and kale are known as superfoods for a variety of reasons. They both are packed full of disease fighting antioxidants. In addition, they are great sources of nutrients such as iron, vitamin C, and calcium. Although these two foods offer many health benefits, it can be hard at times to get little ones to eat their greens.
I stopped at Trader Joe’s after a business meeting the other day and was so excited to find their “Spinach Kale Bites” in the frozen section. They looked like the perfect finger food and, based on the ingredient list, made a really healthy choice.
I bought them and took them home to make for the family and see the responses. The bites are filled with spinach and kale along with egg, breadcrumbs, onion, and parmesan cheese. Since they do contain nice, large pieces of spinach and kale, I wasn’t sure what Joey’s response would be. In the past, he tended to pull pieces of spinach out from foods and not eat them (my guess is due to the texture).
After baking these in the oven (you just place them on a baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes), I broke them into bite sized pieces for Joey to see what would happen. The response- he couldn’t get enough! I was pleasantly shocked and quite happy that he loved them so much. In fact he liked them SO much, he demanded more and more and wouldn’t eat anything else that was served to him! These definitely were a win with my little one (myself too- they really taste great).
If you are looking for an easy way to get in more greens into your child’s diet, I would highly recommend giving these a try. I plan to try making these on my own next and will post the recipe. Now that I know Joey loves them so much, I want to make up a few large batches to keep on hand in the freezer.