It’s hard to get toddlers to eat everything you want them to eat, or rather everything they need to eat. My little man is crazy into superheroes at the moment, so to get him to eat his green veggies I just put the word Hulk onto it. We now regularly eat Hulk beans (green string beans), Hulk peas, Hulk rice (a flavoured rice with added peas and broccoli) among other ‘hulk’ green veggies and then I came up with this winner…
See what it did there?
I know most kids don’t have a problem eating mash, but this one has the benefit of the spinach for colour as well as some added garlic for flavour and with a name like ‘Hulk Smash’ it’s a lot of fun for little eaters. This would be great for a superhero themed party or a great accompaniment with dinner.
Garlic & Spinach Mash
- 6 medium to large potatoes
- 1 tsp salt
- 120 g baby spinach
- 1 cup cream or milk
- 1/2 tsp garlic
- 2 tblsp butter
- Peel and chop your potatoes into rough cubes. Wash your potatoes and place them into a large pot. Cover the potatoes and boil them until soft. In the meantime blend the raw spinach with 1/2 a cup of cream/milk. Once soft, drain your potatoes, use the same pot to melt the butter add in the garlic, once cooked add in the blended spinach and cook for a few seconds. Turn the stove off and throw in the drained potatoes, Mash the potatoes, spinach and garlic well together with the additional 1/2 cup of cream/milk. Add in more cream or milk if required.
Hulk Smash, you don’t need to be a kid to enjoy this one!