Everything Tastes Better With Sprinkles!

17 Jan

Maddie has decided that she wants sprinkles on EVERYTHING.  It started over the holidays when I made a banana and used red sugar sprinkles to make candy cane stripes.  For snacks she asks for “sprinkle bananas” and she started asking for sprinkles in her pancakes.  I usually don’t fight it because if, on occasion, a little extra sugar is what it takes to get the girls to eat then I am for it.  Last week Maddie asked for sprinkles on her eggs and another day on her vegetables.  The thought of sugar sprinkles in eggs, or even on vegetables didn’t seem like a very good combination.  I looked in our fridge and saw that we had freshly grated parmesan cheese.  When I told Maddie she could use the parmesan for sprinkles, she looked upset and said but they aren’t colored.   I grabbed some food coloring out of the closet, put a drop or two into some the cheese and we had “colored sprinkles”.  Since, we have used parmesan colored “sprinkles” on vegetables, pizza, in pasta, and most mornings on scrambled eggs.  It is amazing what a little color and some sprinkles do to my girl’s opinion on how their food tastes.  Whenever, there are “sprinkles” on their plate they eat all of their food and tell me how “yummy” it is.

Today, Maddie asked if she could have sprinkles in her water.  The girls were sick with a horrible cold for the past month, so they would only asked for juice.  They didn’t touch water or milk.  When Maddie asked for sprinkle water I thought, sure why not make her a special water in hopes that she will start asking for more water.  I wet the rim of a plastic cup, and put it in some sugar sprinkles.  I then pushed a strawberry through the bottom of the straw and she had a special drink.  She drank all of the water and of course licked the sugar off.  A  fun treat but I definitely won’t be doing it all of the time because it probably isn’t any better then giving a glass of juice.  It would however, be great for a Valentine’s Day party or to serve at a kid’s birthday party.

Try adding some “sprinkles” to your child’s meal.  It makes it fun, Maddie says “DELICIOUS”, and Pela says “YUMMMMMM!”

3 Responses to “Everything Tastes Better With Sprinkles!”

  1. Danielle January 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    That is such a cute story and you have such creative ideas. Everything always is a bit more fun with color. Thanks for the tips!

  2. Tori January 30, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    How cute, Jen! I have to try this with Luke!

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