Sunday, May 11, 2008

More Sneaky Success!

In addition to celebrating Mother's Day, we're also pretty happy about our sneaky meal successes at Silly Hat Central.

This time Little Sprout's change of appetite is not linked to a growth spurt, so the next most probable cause is that he actually likes the taste of the following sneaky foods.

Here is the list so far:

1. Chocolate Banana Breakfast Ice Cream -- made with avocado, banana, plain yogurt and a mere 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa powder to camophlage a slight greenish tinge in color. It's extra creamy!

2. Masterful Mac-n-Cheese -- Classic, homemade mac-n-cheese with cauliflower/white bean puree and two eggs for added protein. Adding a crunchy topping adds to the sneaky appeal of this dish.

3. Chicken Tenders -- made with veggie puree in the egg wash and whole wheat flour in the crispy coating. Mmmm, tasty!

This past week I added ½ cup of broccolli puree into my homemade spaghetti sauce and the men of the house didn't even notice.

And for Manwich night tonight I added ½ cup each of broccolli and cauliflower purees to the tangy, red Manwich sauce and nobody was the wiser. A side benefit was that the veggie purees thickened the sauce nicely.

Honestly, it's almost too easy to be a sneaky chef in this house.

1 comment:

Miriam said...

haha, that's fabulously sneaky of you. I'm going to borrow your menu and be sneaky on myself! CHeers friend