Overall, Carson is a pretty decent eater. Sure, he’d assume to live off of Goldfish, yogurt, and Flintstones gummy vitamins, but what kid wouldn’t? The only major complaint I have about his diet is the fact that he won’t touch a single vegetable. Not one. Recently, he’s even been refusing his sweet potato fries. Instead of fretting over his missing food group, I have changed tactics. This summer, I checked Jessica Seinfeld’s book Deceptively Delicious out from the library and was inspired. She’s all about sneaking veggies and fruits in ordinary meals, and after trying a few of her tricks this week, I’m hooked. Not only did I successfully incorporate pureed carrots into Carson’s mac and cheese and spaghetti this week, but he loved them! Much to Matt’s chagrin, I have also introduced our unassuming son to the world of Morningstar veggie burgers, and he devoured an entire burger for lunch today (and asked for more). Next up, brownies laced with spinach… yummo! 🙂

5 Comments on deception

  1. I LOOOOOOOOOOVE that book….its amazing! Glad to see he is eating his veggies now! I never liked them as a kid either! Hope yall are doing well 🙂

  2. You might want to try that little trick on your BIG man, Catherine. I've seen your appetite, Matt – only have your well-being in my mind (and the fact that it will leave more of the good stuff for me at family meals). Love y'all, PawPaw

  3. i have a great spaghetti and meatball recipe that i make that has grated zucchini in it….so delicious, and the boys to this day don't know there's a whole zucchini in the meatballs. let me know if you want the recipe!

  4. Hey Catherine, I was really good about doing this when I was making Zeke's babyfood. I would just use the cubes of purreed food in my sauces and other stuff. It made it easy since I was already purreeing anyway. I am hoping to get back into the habit, but we will see…

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