Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Sneaky Sneaky, But With Good Intentions
You know, I used to be totally against hiding vegetables in a child's food. Until, Paisley turned 2, and decided that everything I put in front of her was some rancid, horrid concoction. I have read a lot of articles about The Sneaky Chef, and her wondrous cookbooks. Last night, I decided to get a little creative, and steamed cauliflower until it was mash-ably soft. I mixed it into a bowl of Fettuccine Alfredo. Sneaky? Guiltily, yes . Genius? Oh, hell yeah! I'm not a fan of the vegetable, but I even liked it, simply because you could not taste it. It blended quite well with the Alfredo sauce. Next order of business? Adding it to a fruit smoothie. I will attempt this later today after Anabelle wakes up from her nap, and post the recipe. I'm thinking lots of berries will mask the flavor. Sometimes a gummy multi-vitamin is just not enough. After all, children AND adults still need to eat their rainbow every day to stay healthy. Fruit Buddies help a lot with that. I even dine on them from time to time. They come in some pretty tasty varieties, and it's a helpful way to complete your food rainbow. I can just hear my grandmother saying, "5 a day is the secret to health!" Thanks, Mama Lo. You have taught me a lot about healthy eating over my years, and I relish in the knowledge that I can now pass it on to my children, who I hope will continue to pass this on for generations to come.