Friday, January 7, 2011


I'm so happy! I just want to tell everyone I know! This past week I've been "hiding" pureed vegetables in everything I cook, and I do mean everything! From pinto beans and tomatoes in tacos, to sweet potatoes and carrots in banana muffins and even pizza casserole! Believe me, it's not even detectable and it's still tastes the same! I just can not believe it!
I feel so stupid for not thinking of this before! I just bought the cookbook The Sneaky Chef and Double Delicious. I already had Deceptively Delicious, I bought it after my 4th son was born and it's been sitting on the shelf for over a year now! I did some puree's here and there when he was eating baby food, but was scared to put it in many things, not anymore!!
It's gotten to the point where my 4 year old won't eat any vegetables anymore, not even corn! What kid doesn't eat sweet corn? While my 7 and 10 year olds just gobble down fresh broccoli by the cupful, my sweet little 4 year old only loves fruit! You can imagine how ecstatic I was when he gobbled down his food this week with multiple vegetables mixed into them!! I just couldn't believe it!
This morning I fixed them Cocoa banana muffins for breakfast and I loaded it down with flax seed, sweet potatoes and carrot puree!! They happily ate that with their yogurt and knew nothing about my sneaky deception, ahhhh, life is good, LOL!

I can't wait to try out new purees and see how they taste. Last night I fixed pizza casserole and broccoli and for the first time in a long time I wasn't threatening my 4 year old that if he didn't eat his broccoli that he wouldn't ever be able to eat candy again, LOL! I just feel like a new woman, with stress lifted from me :-)

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