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  1. #1
    Joi
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    Default Kids vs. Vegetables

    My kids run when they see a vegetable, so I want to share some of

    my "tricks" to get them to eat them. With any tomato sauce ie..

    spaghetti, goulash, sloppy joe, pizza I cook frozen pea/carrot mix and

    puree them and add them into the sauce as I cook it. I am sure there is

    other vegetables that would work with this, such as pumpkin, sqash,

    sweet potato. Now for white sauce, I cook and puree zuchini or

    cauliflower mixes well with my chicken pot pie, mashed potato,

    stroganoff. Sweet potato, squash and pumpkin work well with cheese

    sauce. What I look for is vegetables that don't have a strong flavor,

    take on other flavors well and that will puree easily. Most of these

    also make great thickeners. If you have any other ideas I would love to

    hear them. I have tried to introduce them, still continue, but until

    they realize vegetables are not an enemy they will still get them, they


    just won't know it.








  2. #2
    Talea Ranker
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    Default Kids vs. Vegetables

    <div style="font-family:garamond,new york,times,serif;font-size:14pt;"><div style="font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif;font-size: 14pt;">I love the cauliflower and zucchini idea I have def. got to try those!
    ~Tee

    ----- Original Message ----
    From: Joi <joi_sinclair@sbcglobal.net>
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 10:00:03 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Kids vs. Vegetables





    My kids run when they see a vegetable, so I want to share some of

    my "tricks" to get them to eat them. With any tomato sauce ie..

    spaghetti, goulash, sloppy joe, pizza I cook frozen pea/carrot mix and

    puree them and add them into the sauce as I cook it. I am sure there is

    other vegetables that would work with this, such as pumpkin, sqash,

    sweet potato. Now for white sauce, I cook and puree zuchini or

    cauliflower mixes well with my chicken pot pie, mashed potato,

    stroganoff. Sweet potato, squash and pumpkin work well with cheese

    sauce. What I look for is vegetables that don't have a strong flavor,

    take on other flavors well and that will puree easily. Most of these

    also make great thickeners. If you have any other ideas I would love to

    hear them. I have tried to introduce them, still continue, but until

    they realize vegetables are not an enemy they will still get them, they

    just won't know it.









  3. #3
    Ann Garner
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    Default Kids vs. Vegetables

    I have a spaghetti sauce recipe, somewhere,.... that calls for

    carrots. Yes, the recipe actually has that. It thickens the sauce

    and sweetens it. I made it years ago at my sister's house, and her

    carrot-hating husband loved the sauce. The only problem was that

    when we used the food processor, it left just a few chunks of

    carrot. Of course, one of the showed up in his plate. When we owned

    up to what it was, he looked at it for a few seconds, glanced at

    their daughter, then with a grin decided to set a good example and

    tried it. He was amazed that the liked carrots cooked in

    tomatoes. He also told me to give a copy of that recipe to my

    sister, it was the best sauce he had ever had on spaghetti.



    There are actually recipes out there that call for these vegetables

    to be added.



    Ann in Arkansas










  4. #4
    Stephanie Dark
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    For years I have been hiding veggies in baked goods (carrot-zuchinni

    muffins, sweet potato or other squash quick breads, etc.). When my

    son was younger I would make pureed veggie soups and a loaf of bread

    and let him dip the bread in the soup and eat it. What worked for my

    son, however, doesn't work for my daughter, but when she likes a

    veggie she'll at least eat a lot of it.



    Now that they are older, we have a one bite rule at my house so they

    have to at least try everything on their plate, whether it be a new

    entree or hated vegetable. I've read that you get the max benefits

    from veggies by mixing a dark and light colored veggie within the same

    day (ie, carrots and green beans), so I try to do that as often as

    possible. But sometimes my kids live on baby carrots only much to my

    chagrin...



    Stephanie








  5. #5
    jmanders05
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    Default Kids vs. Vegetables

    I add cauliflower to mac and cheese too. It doesn't even have to be

    pureed just chopped small, it blends right it with the pasta.



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Joi" <joi_sinclair@...> wrote:

    >

    > My kids run when they see a vegetable, so I want to share some of

    > my "tricks" to get them to eat them. With any tomato sauce ie..

    > spaghetti, goulash, sloppy joe, pizza I cook frozen pea/carrot mix and

    > puree them and add them into the sauce as I cook it. I am sure there is

    > other vegetables that would work with this, such as pumpkin, sqash,

    > sweet potato. Now for white sauce, I cook and puree zuchini or

    > cauliflower mixes well with my chicken pot pie, mashed potato,

    > stroganoff. Sweet potato, squash and pumpkin work well with cheese

    > sauce. What I look for is vegetables that don't have a strong flavor,

    > take on other flavors well and that will puree easily. Most of these

    > also make great thickeners. If you have any other ideas I would love to

    > hear them. I have tried to introduce them, still continue, but until

    > they realize vegetables are not an enemy they will still get them, they

    > just won't know it.

    >










  6. #6
    Val Coulman
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    Default Kids vs. Vegetables

    My mom used to put squash in her jam recipes. We never caught on until one year she used sphaghetti squash that hadn&#39;t quite cooked down enough and was still stringy...

    On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 8:22 AM, Stephanie Dark <thedarks@astound.net> wrote:

    For years I have been hiding veggies in baked goods (carrot-zuchinni

    muffins, sweet potato or other squash quick breads, etc.).
    [/quote]
    --
    Val Coulman
    vcoulman@gmail.com



  7. #7
    Allison Planthaber
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    Default Kids vs. Vegetables



    i have learnedsome great ideas from the "Sneaky Chef" book that include fresh vegetables pureed ahead and frozen into ice cube trays for future meals. i save money on vegetables this way when purchasing sale items and those in season andthere isneverany waste. it even doubles as homemade baby food.


    the website has some recipes for free www.thesneakychef.combut lots are left out so we borrowed the book from the library.


    our familyfavorites include the twice baked potatoes w/cauliflower and the chocolate chip pancakes.


    allison

    --- On Tue, 6/24/08, jmanders05 <jmanders05@yahoo.com> wrote:

    From: jmanders05 <jmanders05@yahoo.com>
    Subject: Budget101.com : Re: Kids vs. Vegetables
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 11:39 AM


    <DIV id="yiv520482685">



    I add cauliflower to mac and cheese too. It doesn't even have to be
    pureed just chopped small, it blends right it with the pasta.

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogro ups.com, "Joi" <joi_sinclair@ ...> wrote:
    >
    > My kids run when they see a vegetable, so I want to share some of
    > my "tricks" to get them to eat them. With any tomato sauce ie..
    > spaghetti, goulash, sloppy joe, pizza I cook frozen pea/carrot mix and
    > puree them and add them into the sauce as I cook it. I am sure there is
    > other vegetables that would work with this, such as pumpkin, sqash,
    > sweet potato. Now for white sauce, I cook and puree zuchini or
    > cauliflower mixes well with my chicken pot pie, mashed potato,
    > stroganoff. Sweet potato, squash and pumpkin work well with cheese
    > sauce. What I look for is vegetables that don't
    have a strong flavor,
    > take on other flavors well and that will puree easily. Most of these
    > also make great thickeners. If you have any other ideas I would love to
    > hear them. I have tried to introduce them, still continue, but until
    > they realize vegetables are not an enemy they will still get them, they
    > just won't know it.
    >






 

 

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