I don’t know about you, but I worry a lot. In no particular order it goes something like this…
– dirty bombs
– my health and that of my family
– stranger danger
– being chased by a dog while running
– the state of our planet
– natural disasters
– are my kids getting the best nutrition possible?
That last one is something that never leaves my mind. If I give them a meal that doesn’t include something green, it can only mean I have an extremely high fever or that it’s a day so frustrating that I’m hanging on by a thread and I’m about to melt into a puddle of tears. Luckily that doesn’t happen often – the melting, I mean. Unluckily, my kids – no, scratch that. My son is a terrible eater. A complete carb addict. My daughter is a fabulous consumer of anything I make in any color. Except for pickles and almond toffee for some reason.
Are there any of you parents out there who have mastered the trick of getting your kids to eat things other than wheat? Talk to me! Are you down with sneaking veggies into innocent-looking recipes? I think that’s ok to do as long as you also put a vegetable on the kid’s plate. They have to know it’s there to develop a taste for it, right?
Speaking of sneaking in veggies, this recipe for Sweet Potato Brownies from Deliciously Ella sounds tasty even for us grown-ups and they’re full of really good stuff. Dare I call them “dinner brownies”?
On a different note, I took a little break from blogging in case you didn’t realize. What was I doing? Ha! Nothing so interesting that I can give you a wonderful excuse. Sometimes life seems busy for no reason at all. Do you ever feel that way?
If you make the brownies please report back. And here’s another recipe using cauliflower that looks interesting.