For lunch today we made peanut butter sandwiches. To go with that, I made an 8-cup smoothie that filled my Vitamix to the top; in it were: 2 cups organic blueberries; 2 cups organic strawberries; 3 spears of pineapple; 1.5 cups frozen mango; 3 packed cups of organic baby spinach; 1 cup yogurt; 1/4 cup hemp; 1/4 cup chia seeds; 2 Tbsp agave nectar; and enough water to make it all smooth. The kids inhaled the smoothie and their sandwiches.
After lunch was finished, the boys said that they were still hungry and asked if they could make a salad. Lizzie said she was starving. So they pulled out the spinach, grated cheese, bacon bits, and dressing and made themselves a big platter of salad to share as a threesome. After finishing that platter, they made another full platter of salad. Between the smoothie and the platters of salad, they consumed about 3/4 of one of those large packages of spinach that we get from Costco.
They were still hungry and pleaded for oranges. I ended up slicing six oranges and they inhaled them all. Yesterday at Costco I bought two of those large boxes of oranges and the first box has only three left in it.
At Costco yesterday, the cashier commented on the amount of fresh fruits and veggies that we were purchasing and asked what the occasion was. "Nothing," I said, mildly embarrassed. "It's my kids. And this'll all be gone in a few days and we'll be back again."
I don't know where they put all of the food, 'cause they're all pretty lean kids. I don't even always know if I should be feeding them so much. But the thing is that it's all healthy food (well, maybe not the commercial salad dressing and bacon bits, but everything else), so I just keep saying yes to it all.