As some of you know, my FavoriteBoy has a hard time eating things that are good for him - namely, any and all fruits and vegetables. The texture makes him choke or gag. It's so sad; even things I've always thought of as 'treats' - strawberries, raspberries, watermelon, mmm! - are abhorrent to him.
Well, I want him to be healthy and live forever, or at least another 70 years with me, so I try to encourage him to try things whenever possible, and sometimes I even resort to sneakiness. Tonight, FavoriteBoy ate about a cup of steamed broccoli and red and green peppers.
I cooked it all, blended it up in my Magic Bullet, mixed it thoroughly into our spaghetti sauce, and served it up over whole wheat pasta with spicy chicken Italian sausage on the side! The broccoli changed the overall color of the sauce just slightly. As soon as Nathan had a bite, I asked him eagerly, "How is it? Does the sauce taste okay to you? Does it taste normal?" He said it was all delicious and tasted normal to him. So of course, I confessed my trickery since husbands and wives shouldn't have secrets or sneakiness between them. He still ate the whole plateful!