Photo credit: the Kitchn

Photo credit: the Kitchn

I get pretty creative when it comes to getting my kids to try new foods, but this idea came right from my tween.

 

Here’s the deal: I’m a spinach lover, and my youngest kids…well, not yet. I’m working on it. I recycle my spinach containers as giveaways when I take treats to friends or into my kids’ classes. My kids found my stash of extras and discovered another use for them–as fish “aquariums.”

 

My kids tend to spend every waking moment once the weather gets warmer fishing in a nearby creek. They’ve discovered that my spinach containers make the perfect holders for their catch.

 

So my tween made the connection that when we eat more spinach there are more containers for fish. Lately, my tween has started eating spinach without complaint. Coincidence? Well, I’m still thanking the fish for my tween’s new-found interest in greens.

Fish in spinach: Don’t worry the fish are always released back to the creek.

Fish in spinach: Don’t worry the fish are always released back to the creek.

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