Can it be challenging to get kids to eat their greens? At times, absolutely. But it can really make a difference when you use your greens in creative ways. Get your kids involved in the process by letting them measure, dump and turn on the food processor. And don't forget to double the recipe so you always have extra pesto on hand--just store the extra in freezer cubes and all you have to do is defrost one, toss it with pasta, rice, fish, or chicken for an effort-free meal in minutes!
I keep a bottle of dried parsley in the fridge and dust every dish with a little dried, or even better, fresh parsley. This helps the kids realize there is no such thing as “white food,” and it gets them used to the idea that herbs are supposed to be in food.