Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hidden Veggies

Since Saturday I have been planning to finish writing about our scary week that we had with Jamin.  But when you have a 3 day weekend- well there's a lot of fun and relaxing that you need to fit in and I needed a mental break for the week's stress.  And then the next couple of days after that have to be spent recovering from the weekend and catching up on all the chores. All of a sudden you wake up and it's Wednesday.  So part two of Jamin's wild week will come later on.

So today I will write about something simple (and delicious)... broccoli bites!

A couple weeks ago I was chatting with a girlfriend about the woes of trying to get a toddler to eat anything green.  She told me about a recipe she found on Pinterest that disguises broccoli as a cookie/burger/patty like thing.  Apparently kids will eat them as long as they aren't in their original form.  And as long as they are smothered in cheese.

Sounds good to me.

I followed this recipe from Stacey Snacks Online and while the whole house napped on Monday I made these "cookies" (as Jamin likes to call them).

It was a great success.

For big kids, too.

Jud was more suspicious than Jamin was of these green "cookies."  He asked about 20,000 questions.  He questioned me on the ingredients on two separate occasions.  (For the record it's broccoli, bread crumbs, eggs, mozz cheese, cheddar cheese). He then followed up by asking (again) if meat is mixed in.  Just because something seems like meatball doesn't mean it's a meatball.  He commented on the interesting consistency of the broccoli- "But it doesn't seem like broccoli!" There was also an inquiry about how they are prepared- "oven? grill? griddle?"  He may have even asked how long they bake for.

Man obsessed.

So, the moral of this story- these are good snacks to make sure your toddler is getting vegetables and apparently are also great entertainment for husbands.

Happy Wednesday!

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