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  • - Look at my big, old bag of spinach.

  • Maybe if I cut them up really small,

  • he'll like them.

  • (chuckles) (baby grunts)

  • You wanna eat them?

  • When the toes get going, he's excited.

  • - Why is there green stuff?

  • - What is this?

  • - [Mom] Try this bite that I get for you.

  • (kid sighs loudly)

  • Hi, I'm Hannah.

  • I'm the world's ok-est mom.

  • And I have a very picky eater.

  • I feel like there's always at least one in each house.

  • In our case,

  • it's my son, Wyatt.

  • He's not very into experimenting,

  • or trying new things.

  • So I wanna challenge myself.

  • I am going to try to get him to eat a vegetable

  • in every meal for one entire week.

  • So let's see if I can pull this off.

  • Wish me luck.

  • So let's get into the rules.

  • I can hide the veggies, however I see fit.

  • I can get as creative as I want in the execution.

  • I'm going to focus on vegetables that both boys

  • have previously refused to even taste.

  • I'm going to tell the boys that I'm trying a week

  • of new recipes.

  • New and exciting foods,

  • so that, a, they're excited to try my food.

  • And b, they don't know what's going on.

  • I'm not gonna show you every single meal

  • of every single day,

  • because then this video would be 40 minutes long.

  • And if at the end of this week,

  • the boys liked more foods than they disliked,

  • I'm going to treat the entire family

  • to their favorite takeout,

  • because I need a break from cooking.

  • This is going to be a lot of cooking.

  • I'm gonna show you how I make a smoothie with vegetables.

  • The smoothie consists of frozen banana,

  • frozen blueberries, frozen cauliflower.

  • It's a perfect smoothie addition

  • because it blends really nicely,

  • and adds great texture.

  • Because I have the wild blueberries,

  • they make the smoothie really dark,

  • so I can add some spinach,

  • and nobody really minds.

  • Top it off with some milk of your choice,

  • add some protein powder.

  • This just makes it a heartier smoothie.

  • And then I added my secret ingredient, which is spirulina.

  • It's super nutrient rich,

  • and you only need a tiny amount,

  • to get all of the nutrients that it delivers.

  • Something very compelling for my kids,

  • is when you title the food,

  • like it's something special and thematic.

  • It looks black.

  • - Black?

  • - So this is a witch's brew smoothie.

  • - Tastes like cantaloupe.

  • - Sure, as long as you're drinking it,

  • it can taste like whatever you want.

  • That my friends is the face of a satisfied customer.

  • You're dancing with your smoothie.

  • The boys loved it.

  • Day one, safe bet, success.

  • On to day two.

  • I love beets.

  • They have a nice texture,

  • and flavor in my opinion.

  • My kids do not agree,

  • but I figured day two, let's go for it.

  • The time of day that the boys are most hungry is breakfast.

  • So if I'm trying something,

  • that I'm not so sure about,

  • that's probably the optimal time to do it,

  • because they're very hungry.

  • I mix the beets with Greek yogurt,

  • and some water.

  • And I use that in my protein pancake mix.

  • And what it created was this beautiful pink color,

  • which is super appetizing.

  • It looked like a candy color.

  • The only thing I wasn't sure about was whether,

  • or not you could taste the beets,

  • because I did add quite a few.

  • I went a little too healthy on this one,

  • but they'll be fine.

  • T-Rex?

  • All right-- - Oh.

  • Go ahead.

  • - This looks good.

  • - You like it?

  • - Mmh, that's good.

  • - [Hannah] Just wailing for more.

  • (baby smacks lips)

  • It's good, huh?

  • I will be making these again.

  • Absolutely.

  • Day two, I was on a roll,

  • So I decided to try something a little more difficult.

  • Day three, I decided to bring back an old friend of mine.

  • Knock, knock?

  • Who's there?

  • It's an imposter.

  • Spaghetti squash.

  • - A long time ago,

  • I decided to try that,

  • and they loved it.

  • And then Matt chimed in.

  • Matt turns them and says,

  • "Yeah, and you know, that's squash, right?

  • They both push their plates away,

  • and we'll never taste it again.

  • (Hannah sighs forcefully)

  • I thought he had my back.

  • I figured it had been enough time,

  • since the spaghetti squash incident of 2017,

  • that I could bring it back.

  • I'm gonna cut this in half,

  • coat it in olive oil and seasoning,

  • pop it in the oven.

  • And then the magic happens.

  • Now the beauty of these,

  • is that you just take a fork,

  • and shred it.

  • And then toss it in some marinara.

  • Oh man, it looks pretty good.

  • I served dinner,

  • and then went,

  • and put Henry to bed.

  • So I didn't get the genuine reaction of the boys

  • eating the food.

  • You like it?

  • - Yeah.

  • - Really good.

  • - And they didn't complain.

  • I don't think they were thrilled.

  • I think it's something we could do again.

  • But the person who enjoyed it the most,

  • was the person who ratted me out all those years ago.

  • - I ate three plates, delicious.

  • - So I will categorize that as a win,

  • move on to day four.

  • Let's make ramen.

  • (claps hands)

  • - I swear, every time I get super confident,

  • days one, two,

  • and three,

  • and then day four,

  • I get very humbled.

  • Wyatt loves ramen.

  • Don't come for me.

  • It's very bland looking.

  • I know, he has a bland palate.

  • We are working on it.

  • Hence this video.

  • (playful music plays)

  • Try to add some veggies into it, see if he notices.

  • And maybe if I cut them up really small,

  • he'll like them.

  • I added way too much.

  • - Whoops, that this is what the spinach,

  • it's a lot.

  • I probably did a little too much.

  • Maybe I'm the reason why my kids won't eat certain foods,

  • because I overdo it.

  • - Why is there green stuff?

  • - Well, for extra seasoning and flavor.

  • Should I make this again?

  • - Yeah, it's nice - Just like that?

  • What do you think Jackson?

  • - It's delicious.

  • (Hannah laughs softly)

  • I think it only worked,

  • because I chopped the spinach up really tiny.

  • Now, if I had served my kids full leaves of cooked spinach,

  • they would have gagged,

  • until they threw up at the dinner table.

  • It has happened before.

  • Day four, I overshot it a bit,

  • but we made it through,

  • and they ate it.

  • My next food,

  • I'm going to tackle,

  • is sweet potatoes.

  • Wyatt really doesn't like these.

  • (chuckles)

  • I had the thought of adding sweet potatoes

  • into pumpkin bread.

  • The flavors of pumpkin

  • and sweet potato are kind of similar.

  • So it would probably blend in really well.

  • I'm gonna grate some sweet potatoes,

  • into this pumpkin bread mix,

  • and bake them off like muffins.

  • I think it'll be good.

  • (clanking)

  • And this is when my cover was almost blown.

  • It's muffins.

  • - [Wyatt] But what are these?

  • - Kids hover.

  • My children hover like vultures,

  • every time I'm preparing food.

  • - I'm hungry.

  • - [Hannah] Wait for the muffins, okay?

  • Let's sweeten the deal.

  • Those dinosaur picks,

  • have been a game changer.

  • It really makes any meal exciting for them.

  • - Mmh-- - That's good?

  • - That's amazing.

  • - That's amazing?

  • Oh my gosh.

  • - That's very hot.

  • - I'm gonna try this one,

  • I'm excited.

  • Tasty.

  • The muffins were a resounding success.

  • Henry even got to taste it.

  • I did feel like I cheated a little bit in that one,

  • because the food was borderline dessert.

  • So I tacked another meal on to the week.

  • It is pasta night 2.0,

  • I have some pasta boiling.

  • I also have some zoodles.

  • Half and half,

  • It's like a hybrid pasta dish.

  • I'm also going to add some rice cauliflower to the sauce.

  • So it's double veggie night.

  • And because I know how much of a meat lover, Wyatt is,

  • I topped it off with meatballs.

  • (Wyatt sighs loudly)

  • And he would not even touch the noodles.

  • - No, the green stuff.

  • - Try this bite that I get for you.

  • It just has a little seasoning on it, okay?

  • What do you think?

  • How did it taste?

  • - Good.

  • - Good?

  • Okay, are you gonna finish it?

  • On to meatballs.

  • He said that he liked it,

  • but what he liked was the meatballs.

  • He didn't really eat the pasta.

  • We all have wins,

  • and we all have losses,

  • but overall I'm still doing well.

  • I'm in my robe,

  • because I'm feeling fancy.

  • 'Cause today we're going to try something

  • a little bit difficult,

  • and I just want to be as comfortable as possible.

  • One food that I can never

  • get Wyatt to even attempt

  • to try is brussel sprouts.

  • I decided to treat the brussel sprouts

  • like a vegetable crouton of sorts.

  • So I cut them up pretty small,

  • seasoned them generously,

  • and roasted them that way.