Monday, May 10, 2010
Shhh! Don't Tell Him He's Eating Carrots!!!
My darling baby boy (almost 19 months) started out life as a great eater. He nursed well, he ate pureed veggies and anything he was given except white bread. Well, he is now one of the pickiest little boogers I have ever met. This means that getting his vitamins and nutrition in is a huge challenge.
I know it is not a new concept, but still I think that many home cooks don't do this.
I am now "The Veggie Shredder!" I shred carrots into every red sauce and into many other pasta and rice dished. You can't even tell other than the slight sweetness they add (which is great for red sauce!). I also shred up zucchini, spinach and all kinds of other veggies into food. My husband (who loves veggies the most in our house) loves it! For me, someone who doesn't really like cooked veggies besides corn, green beans and peppers, I actually enjoy not only eating them, but figuring out how to get them into our food.
Again...I am not the creator of the shred technique, but I am a believer and a shredder!
I had the breakthrough (since he won't eat peas in his mac-n-cheese) to add shredded carrot to his portion. Carrots are the SAME COLOR!! He gobbled it up thinking he was getting the best lunch ever and winning! Hee hee...I love it!