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1.02.2013

Covert Vegetables Part #1



My kids don't like vegetable sidedishes, they don't look forward to salad and salmon night.  I want to get these veggies into them so they can benifit from all the nutriets.  After reading through the cookbook Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld I got a few ideas.  These ideas folded right into what we are already doing, so it was super easy.

IDEA #1

Add some pureed beets to your pasta sauce, same red color masked in the Italian seasonings.

Nutrients in
Beets
1.00 cup raw (136.00 grams)
Nutrient%Daily Value

folate37%

manganese22.5%

fiber15.2%

potassium12.6%

vitamin C11.1%

tryptophan9.3%

magnesium7.8%

iron6%

phosphorus5.4%

copper5%

Calories (58)3%

CLICK HERE  to visit the site I got the nutritional information from for all the veggies.
CLICK HERE to visit another post I did about uses for beet puree.

IDEA #2

Add some pureed sweet potatoes into pancakes, pumpkin or banana bread muffins, oatmeal cookies or cake recipes.  Simply decrease the oil/fat a little and add about 1/2 cup puree.  

CLICK HERE  to get some fun school pages about the sweet potato. 
Nutrients in
Sweet Potato
1.00 cup baked (114.00 grams)
Nutrient%Daily Value

vitamin A438.1%

vitamin C37.2%

manganese28.4%

vitamin B616.5%

tryptophan15.6%

potassium15.4%

fiber15%

vitamin B510.1%

copper9%

vitamin B38.5%

Calories (102)5%


CLICK HERE for a post I did on pumpkin pie, you can easily make it into a sweet potato pie. 
 CLICK HERE for a post on almond muffins that you can easily add sweet potato puree to.
CLICK HERE for a SUPER GREAT sweet potato cookie recipe. 

Remember you can throw all sorts of vegetables into smoothies.  Sky is the limit, or I should say your sense of taste is the limit.  Happy baking.



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