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.
*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.