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August 11, 2008

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Boulder

Some things that add to smoothies that also add fiber: pears, raspberries, avocado (which is also a nice silkening agent).

You can (if the kids can tolerate it) add walnuts or raw almonds.

Frozen mango (though I know you can get it fresh!) is as good as ice cubes.

As for other meals, have you considered making humus, or other bean dips with fun things to dip into it? Like celery, carrots, jicama, cauliflower, (I think broccoli, unless blanched has too strong a taste, as does green bell peppers), red, yellow or orange bell peppers cut to "scoop" the dip?

Or you can put those kinds of ingredients diced up (same with squash) in to a quesadilla. The cheese hides much! Or pureed in to a sauce for "pizza" on either dough like a real pizza or a tortilla for a "personal" pizza.

I could go on, but I'll stop here!

Lala

recipe yes please. As soon as I'm home on mat leave in a few weeks I am introducing a similar regime. Less milk, more potty training etc.
I need all the help I can get.

Barb

I used to finely grate carrots into the orange mac 'n' cheese and tell the girls the cheese hadn't melted. LOL! Yogurt, orange juice and chunks of frozen fruit make great smoothies - just match the flavour of yogurt and fruit for the best flavour. You can puree lots of cooked veggies and hide in the spaghetti sauce. You can also use pureed veggies in burgers and meatloaf to bind the meat and add flavour. Chocolate zucchini loaf is another sneaky trick. Have fun cooking :)

JoeInVegas

Spinach in smoothies? Oh, you are evil.

Lowa

Just buy "Deceptively Delicious" by Jerry Seinfeld's wife. She puts all kinds of veggies in brownies and chicken nuggets and everywhere! Really cool little cookbook.

You are fortunate that your kids drink smoothies. My kids refuse even that. My oldest, at almost 16, now forces himself to eat the odd apple and banana. So there IS hope.

Wow, I am so jealous of the smoothy thing. If only it was that simple over here...

Sue

Try South Beach mashed potatoes. I steam cauliflower then put in blender with a little butter and milk until smooth like mashed potatoes. Add butter and milk slowly, else it might be too runny. Season with salt if desired. Sounds gross, but really very good.

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