When you have a kid like Phoebe (whom we've determined likes anything with fat, sugar and salt but not anything with whole grains, fiber, protein or vitamins) the challenge of "Healthy Food" month takes on a whole new meaning. Okay, I know she won't eat anything that resembles my lunch today:
So I took on the challenge of using Jessica Seinfeld's new cookbook "Double Delicious" to sneak vegetables onto Phoebe's plate at dinner time.
The author's basic idea is to incorporate pureed vegetables (usually cauliflower, butternut squash or carrots) into dishes like Teriyaki Chicken, Chicken Enchiladas and even Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie! Great idea...in theory. But sadly tonight's dish, Creamy Chicken, resulted in a full on gag from the picky end of the table. If anything, it was just bland. Well, there's always tomorrow night. I promised the girls "breakfast for dinner" Let's see how Banana Chocolate-Chip Waffles with carrot puree goes.