Friday, December 14, 2007

Simple Secrets

I always told myself that I wouldn't hide vegetables in food as a way to get my children/husband to actually eat them. My thought process is ~ eat it because it's good for you and I tell you to eat it. That sounds so like me. After all, I am the mom right? MOM = THE BOSS at my house. :) If it was only that easy. The Watson children have actually taken quite a liking to broccoli, cucumbers, and carrots. They eat them pretty regularly, but I just feel like they are still not getting quite enough good nutrients. I've heard a lot of talk about Deceptively Delicious and decided to pick it up at Costco today. My goal is to incorporate vegetables at breakfast and there are a few quick good ideas. Tomorrow I am going to try the french toast.

French Toast
*4 large eggs
*2Tablespoons banana or pineapple or sweet potato or carrot or butternut squash puree or canned pumpkin.
*1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
*4 slices whole-wheat bread
*Pure Maple syrup
*Flax seed meal (optional)

One of my big secrets to get the kids to eat their veggies is a "special dip." Special can mean anything. . .ketch up, yogurt, dressing. Kids love to dippity dip and my kids are no exception. Give them yummy dip and they will ask for more cucumber. Love this dip idea.

Chocolate Peanut butter dip
1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
1/2 cup FF cream cheese
6 Tablespoons of chocolate syrup
1/4 cup carrot puree
1/2 teaspoon salt
fruit/veggies for dipping.

The Watson little ones will still have veggies on the side for lunch and dinner but we just might sneak a little something healthy in our next Sunday treat. ;) Love to hear any of your vegetable eating secrets.


My Many Coloured Days said...

I can't believe how many people's blogs have sported this book's photo lately. I'm still not convinced though :) You better post more.

Holly said...

You really inspire me!

kami @ said...

I am totally convinced, not so much for just Avery, because she loves her veggies, but for all of us.

Thanks for the recipes, the french toast sounds superb (gotta love that word... "it's Super with a B") :)

I feel like I haven't seen you forever, we should plan something, thanks to you for planting the blogging seed. ;)

Amy said...

Those lights make me want to go to Salt Lake to see the temple lights. I love thosse recipes. Do they really taste good. I'll have to try them out. Thanks for the xmas card. Your family looks so cute! I am still working on sending mine out!

Barrett Bunch said...

My Ella eats her veggies like crazy because of her food allergies, she just dosen't know any diffeerent and she actually loves them. Kayla, hmmm she is another story spits them out and acts as though her little perfect life is definalty coming to an end. My secret is... I have no secret with her she just has no choice in the matter she eats or she gets beat... I know CPS would love me :) I would love to know if those receipes work???

Becca said...

This sounds like it could work!! I saw some recipes from that book featured on a morning show...the brownies looked pretty yummy! I think they put in spinach or something crazy like that! Let us know how it goes!!