Monday, October 27, 2008

sneaky mom

First off - Sorry I've been a non-blogging-entity. Life here can be defined as "catching up." What or who are we catching up with? Not sure, but I'll let you know if/when I ever figure it out.

In the meantime here are two very tricky things I've done. 1. I sneak in a lot of flax seeds when the children aren't looking. Nate puts them in waffles and it makes a sort of polka-dot effect. I prefer to sneak them into chocolate chip cookies. It ups the fiber and has lots of those great omega fatty acids (I still don't quite understand what they are, but I'm sure Dr. NoBeard will be more than happy to fill me in on that, again). 2. I like to sneak in butternut squash into macaroni and cheese. I prefer to make homemade mac'n cheese (vs. blue box), and I can't tell you how delightfully tricky I feel "hiding" what some in the house (y'know G and J) would consider unwanted vegetables into the dish. Anyway, thought I'd share with you. Do you do tricky things like that?


Katharine said...


I totally do that too! I love to put flax seed and wheat germ into scrambled eggs which my kids love. It is such great way to get them to eat it. Also I add it to really anything we cook. Chili, corn muffins, blueburry muffins...etc. I hope you guys are doing well!

Ollievie said...

Isn't it nice to feel like we're pulling one over on our kids! I'm mean, since they are the ones who usually get that satisfaction it's nice to turn the tables on them :)

I use the flax seed a lot . . . and now I'm going to use the squash. Brilliant :)

Becky said...

Our waffles have them too. :) I've also been successful mixing a lot of ground flax into our cinnamon sugar. (Sure I probably shouldn't be feeding my kids cinnamon toast anyway, but I tell myself that most breakfast cereals have lots of sugar...) The kids like spaghetti, so I tend to chop up whatever veggies (cooked broccoli, carrots, roasted peppers...) are left over from dinner the night before and toss those in their sauce.

Lindsay said...

Yum! Share your recipes! we only like to encourage extra veggies by eating lots of salsa with our chips...:o)