Thursday, September 23, 2010


Have you ever convinced your child that something is a "treat" that really isn't?

That is just what I did the other night to M girl. I had her help me make a weight watcher snack that included spinach, feta cheese, cheddar cheese, and egg. Then I put it in the oven and told her after she returned from shopping with her daddy that her "treat" would be ready.

Apparantly her and daddy talked about it the whole trip because she came home demanding her "treat."

When she first saw it she cried. But then I took a bite and said it was delicious....she still cried. Daddy took a bite and said it was great. She was convinced enough to try it. With one bite, she declared she loved her "treat" and she wanted more. She ate three pieces of her "treat" and is excited that I said she could have more tomorrow.

After M girl went to bed, the hubby asked me what kind of "treat" did I think that was? And I told him it was just the thing I wanted her growing up and thinking WAS a treat.

Have you ever convinced your little ones that something was a "treat" even though you really know it wasn't?

That being said the spinach snack bites are very good. So here is the recipe for your enjoyment:

Spinach Snack Bites from the Weight Watchers book Eat! Move! Play!
Serves 24
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 45 minutes

  • 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 × 13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Stir the spinach, feta, cheddar, eggs, and egg whites together in a large bowl. Pour into the baking dish. Bake until the mixture is set and the top is golden brown, about 45 minutes. Cool slightly, then cut into 24 squares. Serve warm or cold.
Per serving (1 square): 59 Cal, 4 g Fat, 2 g Sat Fat, 0 g Trans Fat, 47 mg Chol, 178 mg Sod, 2 g Carb, 1 g Fib, 5 g Prot, 110 mg Calc.

Let Your Child:
Crumble the feta with their hands or a fork. Older kids might try separating the egg whites from the yolks-just do each one over a fresh bowl, and expect a few do-overs!

Thanks Imanimama and Weight Watchers for the recipe!

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