Subject:  Mitch Spinach in the News and 7 Great Healthy Snack Recipes

Mitch Spinach Recipes, News, and Health Tips
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Mitch Spinach's Kid-Tested
Seven Super Simple Snacks

Edamame: Buy them frozen and keep on hand for a quick bite. Simply boil in water for 5 minutes and, Voila! Kids love to pop them out of the pods into their mouths. A great lunchbox snack as well—packed with plant protein.

 Edamame Are delicious to snack on and easy to make

Roasted Chickpeas: Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place 1 ½ cups, cooked chickpeas (about 1 can or 1/2 cup dried) on sheet and toss with less than 1 tablespoon of olive or coconut oil, 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice, 2 teaspoons reduced sodium tamari or soy sauce, and 1/8 teaspoon of agave nectar (optional). Bake for 25 minutes, tossing halfway through baking, until liquids are absorbed. Serve warm or at room temperature. Kids DEVOUR these. Feel free to add ½ teaspoon of any fresh herb you have on hand before baking if your kids will go for that, too.


Roasted chickpeas are delicious protein packed snacks kids devour like candy

Frozen Grapes: Believe it or not, simply freezing grapes makes them soooo much more interesting. Kids love them, and they’re great to pack for a picnic in the summer or in a lunchbox in the winter. Put them on skewers to make a fancy treat.

Frozen Grapes and Frozen Grape Pops Or Skewers Make Yummy Kid Snacks  

Smoothie Tips: Smoothies are a great way to get kids to eat more fruit and even GREENS. If your kids think they don’t like “green” things, make sure your smoothie contains blueberries—the whole thing turns purple. Add frozen fruits, romaine lettuce, spinach, even frozen broccoli, and fill the blender with water or your favorite non-dairy milk, and blend away!
Health Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies Pack Whole Food Vitamins and Minerals In One Glass For Kids  

Spiral Wraps: Spread whole-wheat tortillas or wraps with hummus and top with shredded carrots and sprouts of any kind. Roll up the wrap and slice into 1-inch rounds to create a pretty kid finger sized rollup. Obviously, the possibilities with this recipe are endless—improvise with whatever you have on hand (refried beans, cucumbers, peppers, etc.). Just be sure to add the veggies!

Veggie Spiral Wraps Make Great Healthy Snacks For Kids

Roasted Garlic:
Peel off the papery outer skins of the garlic, leaving the bulb intact (use as many as you would like). Trim about a half an inch off the top of each bulb to expose the cloves. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil or spray with a mister (this technique can help reduce the amount of oil you use—be sparing). If you have a covered garlic roaster, that’s great. If not use a shallow casserole dish with a cover. Bake covered at 350° for 40 minutes to 1 hour. Garlic is done when it starts to pop out of the skin a bit. Let it cool and then let kids SQUEEZE the garlic out of the cloves onto whole grain crackers or bread. Garlic can be spread on the wraps in the spiral wrap recipe, and kids will have fun with this hands-on food. 

Garlic

Kale Chips: Carefully cut the long leaves from the stems and ribs of two bunches of rinsed Lacinato/Tuscan/Dinosaur Kale (this kale goes by many names and is long-leafed and bumpy looking). Toss with a tiny bit of olive oil (less than 1 tablespoon) and sprinkle with less than 1/8 teaspoon salt (add pepper if your kids like it) and bake for about 30 minutes at 250° on 2 large baking sheets until crisp. These are really fun to munch on. You won’t believe that your kids are chowing down on KALE.

Kale Chips

 
       Mitch Spinach In The News 

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Mitch Spinach Continues To
 Get Rave Reviews
"Received our book and already have a request from the kids to try out the smoothie recipe in the back! Great story, wonderful art, very nicely done! I'll be taking it by the school and showing the school board as well, hopefully we can get this book onto school shelves for maximum exposure! I'll put in a request at the library while I'm at it. Every kid should read about this cool new Hero!"
Tisha Joy, Canadian Mom

I just finished reading “The Secret Life of Mitch Spinach”
and I love it! You did a great job! I so appreciate the lessons that were instilled in your book about healthy eating while making it so entertaining for children. Educating parents about healthy eating and the statistics of proper vegetables and how they affect our health was such a nice bonus. What parent wouldn't love this for their child and it is always nice when we learn something new as well as our child.
Grace Hodgin-- Blessed Elements.com
 

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  Coming Soon (Expected Release Date is May 31st)
        

Everyone at Sunchoke Elementary now knows that Mitch Spinach is no ordinary kid. In this exciting field day adventure, Mitch Spinach receives a coded message on his futuristic watch asking him to report to the gym. After rescuing Becca out on the field, he is determined to help Principal Lycopene find the missing key to the trophy case. When solving the mystery seems impossible, what secret ingredients from his custom-made Nutripak lunchbox will he need? Will he find the key in time? Find out how Mitch Spinach fuels his remarkable sense of smell and boosts his brain power to take on this new challenge in Book 2 of the Mitch Spinach series.

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What you feed your children in the first 10 years of life will have a critical and profound effect on their adult health. In fact, The Center for Disease Control has predicted that the children growing up today will be the first generation that may not outlive their parents. And the World Health Organization has stated that more people die today from eating processed / junk foods (or low nutrient dense foods) than from cigarette and illegal drug use combined.  Make sure you feed your kids lots of fruits, veggies, beans, nuts and seeds!

Thanks for all of your support on book 1!  Please spread the word about the Mitch Spinach book series and let everyone know that Book 2 is coming out soon!  http://www.MitchSpinach.com

                      
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