Tricky Treats

On February 15, 2009, in Yummy Goodness, by Wendy

I hear that kids can turn in to picky eaters in the early years, and the battle over eating veggies can drag on for years. I wouldn’t know anything about that now, would I? 😉 I found an intriguing recipe that claims to be fail-proof in getting kids to eat spinach. It sounds pretty good and I was thinking of making these snacks for myself. It does kind of cheat though, anything with a stick of butter in it and some cheese is going to taste good. Whatever. I’m still going to add this to the archives for future reference with Isadora.

Spinach Balls | Makes 50

2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed
4 eggs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 cups Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing Mix
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons melted butter (1 stick, plus 2 tablespoons)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Squeeze the water out of the spinach. Beat the eggs in a large bowl, then dump spinach and the rest of the ingredients in and mix. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until the mixture holds together, about an hour. Shape into roughly 1-inch balls and bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet until just browned and crispy, 30 to 35 minutes.

(Source: Wondertime Magazine, March 2009. Page 54.)

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2 Responses to Tricky Treats

  1. Ang Gray says:

    Hiya! I have an awesome tip on this subject of spinach. What worked for me was adding frozen organic spinach to Piper’s scrambled eggs. Sometimes I add cheese, sometimes not. Piper has always eaten her eggs this way and I have always enjoyed the mental check I get to give to “feed child veggies”. :)

    *I have used fresh spinach in the past tastes the same but there is more prep,but it all depends on your preference.

  2. Wendy says:

    That’s a great idea!

    When I was a kid, my mom always tried to put things ON my spinach to get me to eat it: cheese, ketchup and one time she tried sugar since I had a sweet tooth. GROSS! I’m sorry, but nothing can help canned spinach. Putting frozen spinach IN things is pure genius!

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