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Fussy Eaters: Disguise your food well!

Fussy Eaters: How do you disguise your vegetables?

Fussy Eaters: How do you disguise your vegetables?

This is our regular guest post by Beckie Whitehouse from Be Confident Coaching.

I hope there are some fellow gardeners out there; as perhaps you have the same challenges with fussy eaters as I do?

I am sure my family think I am slightly deranged; I was so excited when I found a recipe for chocolate and courgette muffins!

I made courgette soup once and it really wasn’t nice (apologises if you love it!) They don’t freeze well – I have tried,  so a cake recipe to use up the glut sounded fab.  Of course the kids refused to eat them:

“Urrgh – they’ve got courgettes in them!!”

Wouldn’t even try them. I never should have mentioned the word….courgette…

So with the batch I made earlier today I have been cunning – I peeled them, so no tell-tale green bits,  although you could barely see them with the naked eye but you know what kids can be like! So we will see.

The plan is to pop them in the freezer and get some yummy chocolate muffins out when all memories of offensive green vegetables has faded. I just hope I won’t be waiting for too long.  But hey ho all the grownups who had them thought they were delicious! So perhaps a Mums coffee get together instead.

I also found recipes for parsnip and beetroot cake – which looked similar to carrot cake just with a root vegetable change. Alas there is nothing for excess runner beans!!

The tomatoes I can freeze and since everyone eats pasta and tomato sauce and 4 out of 5 of us will eat a bowl of warming Saturday lunch soup; I am on to a winner.

The fruit is not such as issue. Everyone would be prepared to live off crumble for the entire winter, so long as it’s not rhubarb – great exception has been taken to that one.

However, if its half apple and half rhubarb no one bats an eye lid……

…..sometime it’s just all about a bit of disguise!

How do your disguise your food for your fussy eaters? Do tell.

Photo courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.

Beckie is a mum to three kids, and works in the Cambridge area as a coach. Feel free to get in contact for a no obligation discussion.

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