Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Chocolate Sandwich bento

top: plum, green grapes and veggie booty
bottom: chocolate sandwich (see below), babybel cheese, pumpkin seeds

I used Loacker brand Hazelnut spread (similar to Nutella), Sunbutter (personally, I like this better than peanut butter) and chopped steamed broccoli. I sneak a lot of vegetables into the Monkeys food. Broccoli is one of my favorites because you really do not taste it in most foods. I also give him store purchased "green juice", sometimes mixed with beet juice or carrot juice.


Avie said...

You put broccoli in the chocolate spread?? And he doesnt taste it?! NO WAY!!!

Amy said...

Broccoli?? On a chocolate / hazelnut / sunbutter sandwich?? Really?? He eats it??

What is "green juice"?

Pam said...

Believe it or not, he does. I think it helps that he likes the chunky sun butter so the he does not notice the texture of the broccoli. (Sometimes I use a small food processor to really mix it together) Out of most vegetables I have tested this way, broccoli is the least detectable. Yellow squash is another great vegetable to use as a puree. I have a great recipe for using it in corn muffins. The muffins are moist and you barely detect the squash flavor. The monkey will gobble these down. I will post the recipe if anyone is interested.
I also use broccoli in smoothies, frozen out of the bag. Again you don’t taste it with the fruit in there as well.
Green juice is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superfood_(Odwalla)
I have also used this in smoothies as well: http://www.amazon.com/Jacks-Harvest-Sweet-Broccoli-12-Ounce/dp/B001O4IKC6