Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Feeding Sophia vegetables!

Sophia loves fruit. On a daily basis she'll ask for 'suma (satsuma), pear, waisins (raisins!), apple, and more! She won't always get all of them (since I don't really want her pooing all the time), but she gets a fair amount. But she is not a good vegetable eater. She loves baked beans, but not much else, oh apart from potato and I'm not sure they really count.

A couple of recipes I've tried lately, which include a hidden vegetable serving have actually been a hit.

First, carrot and courgette muffins as seen on children's tv program 'I can cook'. We made them together, with even more carrot and courgette than the recipe asked for, and she enjoyed them. The first time I made them I used brown flour and both times I cut out most of the sugar. She actually seems to like the ones we made with brown flour better than with white! (the cooking instructions on there are a bit confused. I'd do mini muffins for about ten minutes at gas mark 4/180C/350F)

Next a breakfast bake. It's got egg, which we've recently discovered she's really into, and sausage and I was able to hide stir-fried onion, cabbage and leek in with the sausage layer and she wolfed it down.

Finally an invention of my own, or my own variation anyway. Take a tortilla, spread with tomato puree, grate on carrot and courgette and add grated cheese on top. Stick in the oven for a little while until cheese is melty and delicious. The cheese hides the fact that there's veggies on there!

Any more hidden veg suggestions gratefully received. (I know everyone does the classic blended veg in sauce thing, but she doesn't really like pasta or rice! Sometimes she'll eat soup, if I'm lucky!)

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

These are wonderful! Thank you!

It sounds as though you are doing a such a great job getting Sophia to eat her veggies. I always have such a hard time with it.