I'm sure most of you have heard about Jessica Seinfeld's book by now, Deceptively Delicious. It's been on Oprah and all of the morning news shows. It seems to be sitting on shelves near the front door of every bookstore I've been to in the past two months. Sarah just posted about the muffins she made, both of us and many other Moms out there are quite intrigued by the idea of sneaking veggies into our children's meals.
Over the weekend I made the vegetable purees the book calls for. Squash, sweet potatoes and broccoli we cleaned, steamed, pureed, portioned and labeled. Most went into the freezer, but a few I left in the fridge for this week's meals.
My first try at a recipe was a batch of Apple Sauce Muffins, made with sweet potato puree!
They were delicious, but...alas, Noah took a teeny tiny bite and spit it out. Bummer. (I won't go into it here, but we are still having big problems getting him to eat.)
On Monday I whipped up some creamy hot cocoa made with more sweet potato puree. The sweet potato made it thick and creamy.
The only problem was, Noah spilled it immediately, all over his train table..... I have to make it again soon. Bummer.
Next I made homemade whole wheat Mac and Cheese with squash puree. The squash is the same color as the cheese and you couldn't tell it was in there at all.
At dinner that night, Noah refused to try it, I was so frustrated. 99.5% of the time when I make dinner, Noah eats 0-1 bites and Jon can be a very light eater, sometimes I wonder why I even try. Bummer.
The next day at lunch we had Joshua and Sarah over and Sarah was able somehow, to get Noah to eat about half a small bowl! This was a AMAZING, I have NEVER seen anything like it at my table, in my life . Thanks Sarah! Yeah!
Next up was the Aloha Chicken that Jon and I made tonight. Organic skewered chicken strips with a sweet potato and pineapple puree, rolled in crispy coconut. It also had healthy ingredients like flaxseed meal and whole wheat flour.
The problem was, about two minutes after it was put on the table, I started freaking out because I realized that we bought the chicken on Sunday. Today is Thursday and I thought 4+ days in the fridge might be really bad, bacteria wise. So we chucked the chicken. It was ok though, Noah didn't even want to try it. Bummer.
There was one thing from the book, that Noah actually liked this week.......Avocado Spread.....
With chips of course! Yeah!