Thursday, August 21, 2008

Plain and simple Mac & Cheese....or is it??

Several months ago I bought a cookbook called "Deceptively Delicious" by Jessica Seinfeld. Basically she was a frustrated mom of 3 kids (even though her husband's a celebrity) who didn't like to eat enough fruits and vegetables. So she came up with a way to sneak them in to the foods they loved--puree them and mix it in. Amazingly enough, you can't taste them! I've only done a couple of the vegetables in things, but you can't tell. She has lots of recipes for all the kid-popular foods (like mac & cheese) to make them from scratch. Which is healthier too b/c you cut out all those preservatives and yucky stuff. Well, this isn't from scratch mac & cheese (tried it and it did NOT turn out well!). But I did put pureed butternut squash in it. Can you tell? NO!Just used a box of Kraft Mac & Cheese Deluxe and put in about 1/2 c. of pureed squash.

Well, he's not picky anyway, but it's hard to get veggies into his diet b/c he really doesn't have enough teeth to really chew and I can only eat so much steamed broccoli! :) (sorry this picture is so weird. It came out dark and I tried editing it and obviously, that didn't work!)

She's really not a picky eater either, but I don't think she would eat butternut squash otherwise! Plus, this makes me eat my veggies too! ha


Jaime said...

Our babysitter (who has a 2 yr old) LOVES that cookbook. I will definitely check into it when Abigail is older. It does sound like a great way for me to eat squash too!

Anonymous said...

Hey! How bout bringing that book up, maybe I can make something and sneak in some yoga - she would never know. PapaC

Anonymous said...

I heard of this before and sounds like a good idea for those who are picky. John likes to eat salad now which is good but there are times when he does not like to eat his veggies. I would like him to know and see what in his food though and learn that veggies is important in our diet... but the mac and cheese looked good.-Jicks

Jenn said...

I've been curious about this cookbook. I can't get vegetables in my daughter Jordan at all. I need this cookbook! =)

Jennifer said...

PapaC-unfortunately...there are no recipes that sneak yougurt in. It just isn't blendable... :)
Jenn-it's great! I found it on sale at Target. Once you get going on the purees and get some stocked in the freezer, it's really easy to do! Your daughter will NEVER know :)