March’s Eat Around the World theme is…Green!

St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17th and I thought it would be fun to explore some green foods without the green food coloring — I’m looking at you McDonald’s Shamrock shake. When I think of green, I think of green tea and matcha. I want to do a green food theme because I want to introduce my daughter to more green food like spinach and cucumbers. I think she likes spinach when I make saag because it’s stewed, but not when it’s raw like in a salad. I suspect it’s because she can’t chew raw spinach because does not have teeth to cut it just yet. That’s fine, I can do some creative workarounds.

I gave my kid a piece of a spinach tortilla wrap and she did not like it. Instead, she threw it over to my dogs. *writes “spinach tortilla wrap” on the “did not like” column.*

Also side note, I suspect spinach wraps are not that healthy as it contains a trace amount of spinach. I am not sure where this poke restaurant gets their spinach wrap from, but I just assume it’s not as healthy as brown rice or spring greens. If you’re curious or want to make your spinach wrap, here’s a recipe I found on Izzy Cooking. It calls for 2 cups of flour and 3 cups of spinach! I like how you don’t need a rolling pin or use your hands to make these tortillas.

Eat around the World“ is a monthly writing/photography challenge where I invite people to share a dish around a theme, ingredient, or technique. March’s theme is Green! It does not need to be healthy and it does not need to be a salad. To participate you could either share your post in the comment box, pingback to this post, or tag “Eat Around the World.” The deadline is March 31st.

7 thoughts on “March’s Eat Around the World theme is…Green!”

  1. Green foods can be so hard to get kids to eat; I have teenagers and I still feel like I struggle with this. Thankfully mine do have teeth and will eat some form of salad most nights so they get their greens in that way. I did used to add finely diced broccoli into their mac and cheese when they were younger and they usually ate that just fine.

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  2. I love testing new foods on my kids. Sometimes their reactions are priceless. At 11 and 8, green foods are still a challenge. No celery, no brussel sprouts, asparagus is a no go… Wait, my older boy loves lettuce! Great post Julie, thanks for sharing.

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