Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Deceptively Delicious

Lately we have been in a food rut.  Max and Claire eat the same four or five things for lunch/dinner.. time to be creative and make some new things.  They (mainly Max) have not been doing a good job eating their veggies.  Claire usually goes straight for the pasta and Max goes straight for the meat (usually Boca or Morning Star chicken patty)  
So... I borrowed my friend's Deceptively Delicious cookbook.  So far I have made Banana Bread and Scrambled Eggs.

Scrambled Eggs
-2 large eggs
-4 large egg whites
-1/4 c low fat sour cream
-1/2 cauliflower puree
-2 tbs parm cheese

I modified a little, using 2 eggs, 2 egg whites, probably only 1 tbs of parm cheese and greek yogurt instead of sour cream.  They were very tasty and I could not taste the cauliflower at all!  Max was a little hesitant, but I think it was the parm cheese. 

Banana Bread
-3/4 whole wheat flower
-1/2 all purpose flower
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1/4 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
-1/2 c firmly packed brown sugar
-1/4c canola oil
-2 large egg whites
-1 1/2 cups banana puree (this took me about 3 bananas)
-1/2 cauliflower puree
-1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix first six ingredients in one bowl and the rest in another, then combine and bake in a large loaf pan for 55-60 min at 350.

This was very good!  Even Justin, who does not eat bananas liked it!

I look forward to trying more of the recipes... esp the dinner ones!

Oh, I also made a batch of homemade mac and cheese then added mashed avocado to it.  It was meant for the babes, but Justin accidently took it for lunch instead of our left overs.  Mr. "I don't eat avocado" ate the whole container of mac and cheese!  It gives it an extra creamy texture!!

If you have any wonderful, kid tested recipes, please share!!


  1. I'm already in a rut too and wondering how that can happen and then I realized, it happens as adults so of course it's gonna happen with kids too. I'm sure some people think it's crazy to run out of recipe ideas, but I just can't think outside the box of my standard 4 or 5 go-to recipes. The homemade mac and cheese sounds wonderful!

  2. Glad you're enjoying the book too!