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Getting my kids to eat dinner can be like pulling teeth. Sometimes I will come up with a meal that I think is going to be a huge hit, only to watch my little humans push it around their plates until they get dismissed from the table. It’s extremely frustrating, because I know they aren’t filling up their bellies with something that is good for them, or at least classified as a meal. I can always get them to eat a fruit, but as far as the main entree and vegetables go, that’s a toss up. When I discovered this pizza pasta bake on Spend With Pennies, I was positive that they were going to love it. We eat pizza all the time, but never in a pasta bake. I figured I could hide some veggies in there too, so that was a little mom bonus.
When they first looked at it, they kind of crinkled their noses a little bit, which I expected. Don’t all kids do that when you serve them something that they’ve never had?
After some convincing, I finally got them all to at least take a bite. (Ice cream bribes… don’t say you’ve never done it.) They took that first taste and then kept going back for more until all their plates were cleared. Yay! Victory for Mom… finally.
Recipe courtesy of Spend With Pennies. Photo credits go to Drizzle Me Skinny.
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Quick Tip: Add all your favorite pizza toppings. You can’t go wrong.