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Healthy Eating Tips for Families with Kids

Healthy Eating Tips for Families with Kids

Eating healthy can be a challenge for any family, especially if you have picky toddlers in your home! We have loved using our Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl Duo to create healthy and delicious smoothies, snacks, meals and even desserts for our family. This powerful nutrient extractor and nutrient fusion processor system makes it easy to eat healthy on-the-go or at home.

The Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO has a very powerful 1200 watt base which can be used interchangeably for the 4 cup Nutri Ninja Processor Bowl (nutrient fusion) or the Nutri Ninja Extractor Cups (nutrient extraction). Strong suction cups on the bottom keep the Ninja securely in place on your counter top while in action. I was surprised by how much came with this Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO system and how versatile it really is for making a wide variety of foods, drinks, even desserts!  A recipe book is included and it is filled with delicious recipes and beautiful pictures that inspired me to try new things.

Eating Healthy with the Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO - Mommy Scene review

I find myself using the Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO multiple times a week during meal prep. The Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO offers multiple settings and an Auto iQ Boost option which allows you to control the texture and consistency of your ingredients by adding pulses and pauses at right the right time. This makes food prep quick and easy by allowing me to chop, puree or blend my ingredients exactly how I want them with a touch of the button. It’s wonderful for making things like salsa, salads, granola bars, etc. that are made of multiple nutritious ingredients which the Nuti Bowl fuses together beautifully.  The Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO even comes with a dough blade for making homemade breads and dough.

Easily puree foods with The Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO - Mommy Scene review

We really enjoy making healthy smoothies and juices with the Nurti Ninja Extractor Cups. You can whip up your drink right in the travel cup which attaches to the blender blades. My husband likes drinking a hearty protein based smoothie in the morning and the travel cup lids that come with these cups make it convenient for him to take one on his way out the door in the morning. I love making my berry and spinach smoothies as a quick and nutritious way to eat healthy on the go! See my recipe for these healthy Berry and Spinach Smoothies here. My son also loves these kid friendly smoothies or “moovies” as he calls them!

Easily make smoothies with the Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl - Mommy Scene review

Healthy Smoothie Combinations

Berry Banana Smoothie – Blend together frozen berries, 1 banana, Greek yogurt, handful of spinach leaves, and ice.

Mango Smoothie – Blend together mango, milk, yogurt, honey, and ice.

Pineapple Smoothie – Blend together pineapple, orange juice, vanilla yogurt, banana, and ice.

Green Smoothie – Blend together 1/2 ripe avocado (peeled & pitted), 2 cups spinach, 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, honey, and ice.

Homemade berry smoothie with the Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl - Mommy Scene review

I was impressed by how well the Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO handles raw fruits and veggies (including skins and seeds!) turning them into a tasty juice drink with no chunks. Since the Ninja Nuti Extractor uses the whole fruit or vegetable by breaking it down into a smooth puree or liquid (unlike a juicer which discards the fibrous parts) this is a great way to get all the benefit from all the vitamins, minerals and fibers that fruits and veggies offer. Toddlers can sometime have a hard time eating raw crunchy veggies and adding them into smoothies or other dishes is a great way to ensure your children are getting all the nutrients their growing bodies need. One of our favorite recipes that came in the Ninja recipe book are the Broccoli Tots! Adults and kids both like these and they are a great way to sneak extra veggies into your kids’ meals.

DIY Broccoli Tots with the Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl - Mommy Scene review

Delicious Broccoli Tots

Broccoli Tots are so easy to make in the Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO. It chopped up the broccoli and onion perfectly and since I was out of bread crumbs, I made my own! I simply toasted a couple pieces of bread in the toaster (well-toasted) and let the Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO chop them into crumbs for me in just seconds.

Homemade bread crumbs with the Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl - Mommy Scene

Once your broccoli and onion are chopped and the bread crumbs are ready, mix all ingredients together in a bowl.

Homemade broccoli tots Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl recipe - Mommy Scene

Then shape the mixture into nuggets (I made mine slightly smaller than the recipe calls for because I like them on the thinner and crispy side) and place on your prepared cooking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes ad serve as a dinner side, appetizer or healthy after school snack! See the full Broccoli Tots recipe here.

Easy and delicious broccoli tots - Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl review

The powerful Nutri Ninja Nurti Bowl DUO has been a great way to enrich our diet at home with healthy foods made from scratch and it also makes it easy to eat healthy on the go. It makes for easy meal prep and I am looking forward to experimenting with using it to make healthy baby food from scratch once my little girl starts eating solids.

Make eating healthy something to enjoy!

Author Bio


Karen and her husband of 7 years have one active but very sweet toddler boy and a happy baby girl. She loves being mommy, spending quality time with friends and family, traveling and trying new things.

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12 Comments on "Healthy Eating Tips for Families with Kids"


That looks yummy


This is awesome, I definitely could use one of these. Those broccoli tots look great, my kid loves broccoli so I may have to make these.

Ashley R

I love my Ninja! It’s the basic set up, but it works so well for so many things, I can only imagine that this one works great as well!


What a great appliance for healthy eating! I’d love to try it!

Jessica P

Thank you for the smoothie recipes. My whole family loves smoothie and these seem yummy. 🙂

Tiffany E

I love our Nutra Ninja! I sneak all types of veggies in there for the toddler.

Robin W

Some of those ideas are brilliant. I totally need one of these now. I have two different appliances that do similar things, but it’s such a hassle when it’s not all in one.

Amber L

Oooh fabulous!! I love any way that I can sneak fruits and veggies into my kiddo’s diet lol!!


We need something like this. We keep saying we are going to start eating healthier.

Marnie B

I have a child with multiple food protein allergies. Maybe this would help me get more safe foods into him.

Michele I

I would love to have one of these!

Tara L

I love making smoothies. I will have to try and add the greens next time for sure. I haven’t ever used broccoli for my smoothies.