There was a huge bin of bargain books at Kroger yesterday and I couldn't help but dig through it for a little while. Actually, what caught my eye was Jessica Seinfeld's cookbook called Deceptively Delicious priced at just a few dollars. If you haven't seen or heard of this, Mrs. Seinfeld (yes, Jerry's wife) has found ways to sneak vegetables into meals to get her kids to eat more healthfully. It's an interesting idea, has anyone tried this? She still puts plain vegetables on their plates as well, so they still have to eat vegetables knowingly to learn to make healthy food choices. The book is full of recipes for kid-friendly foods to which she has figured out what kind of vegetable purees can be added that don't detract from the flavor. For a few dollars, I was willing to check it out and possibly give it a try (though probably not until I get a food processor - I'm thinking Christmas present...).
Thinking about the author made me feel pretty inadequate. She (supposedly) stumbled on this idea while making food for her baby - something I never felt quite convicted enough to trouble with. The baby she talks about is her third - I am having a hard enough time getting a meal on the table with two kids - we won't go into whether it's a healthy meal or not. She purees vegetables and makes homemade meals AND has made them enough times that they have been taste-tested enough to put in a book. Oh yeah, and she wrote a book! With three kids! And a famous, probably very busy husband! Do you think she actually wrote it?
Well, the kids are awake now (they actually slept in while Daddy is out of town - thank you, God!!) and I need to go pour some cereal. I wonder what puree could be added to that... :)