Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mixing It Up

What's a mother to do when her child won't eat vegetables? Why, mix it up, of course. Simply puree a little spinach and mix it into the soup. Or, add a heaping tablespoon of sweet peas to the dinner casserole. Or, mix finely chopped green bell peppers into the pizza sauce.

I tried this trick last week by mixing cooked rutabagas into a small bowl of cream potatoes and melted cheese on top. One of my daughters actually tried the dish, even after I told her that it was rutabagas and potatoes, and admitted, "It's not that bad."

Well, it's a trick for us grown-ups too. Whenever you want to introduce a new vegetable to your diet, try mixing it with something you like. The flavors will blend together, and you just might discover that you like it. And, if you don't, that's okay. But you will never know until you try!

This week's challenge - Try a new vegetable. Mix it in your salad, stir fry, or rice. Give it a whirl and let me know how it goes.

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