The book, that arrives in stores on September 18th, offers recipes that have veggies hidden in them to increase our child’s nutrition without
With the help of a nutritionist and a professional chef, Seinfeld has developed a month’s worth of meals for kids of all ages that includes, for example, pureed cauliflower in mac and cheese, and kale in spaghetti and meatballs. She also provides revealing and humorous personal anecdotes, tear–out shopping guides to help parents zoom through the supermarket, and tips on how to deal with the kid that “must have” the latest sugar bomb cereal.
She discusses the critical importance of portion size, and the specific elements kids simply must have (as opposed to adults) in order to flourish now and in the future: protein, calcium, vitamins, and Omega 3 and 6 fats.
During her recent interview with Vogue Magazine, Jessica said:
“One day I just stopped. I could not argue with my kids anymore at mealtime. Everyone know that children mimic their parents. I realized that if I whined at them about their vegetables, they’d whine back about that – and everything else. Meals are a time when we should be enjoying one another.”
Her trick is to hide the vegetables in the kids favourite dishes. Cauliflower sneaks its way into chicken nuggets, butternut squash in macaroni and cheese and spinach gets hidden in individual sized pita pizzas.
She even suspects that her children think that carrots and spinach belong in brownies.
I think that more parents would try to secretly include more vegetables in their meals if they knew how.
This book gives them a starting point and a good base of recipes to start with.