Monday, September 22, 2014

#MicroblogMonday: Sneaky Toddler Meals Edition

My kids haven't been eating great lately.  The seem to be living on yogurt and fruit and bagels and Annie's macaroni and cheese.  It's driving me bananas.

I found a recipe for a spinach and cheese pie that sounded delicious, but I knew there was no way they would eat the green stuff.  Then I remembered that baby spinach has basically no flavor, and that blueberries easily mask the color of spinach.  Aha!  Inspiration.  I made the recipe, but used 2/3 the spinach it called for, and then added blackberries (which are much more plentiful and hence less expensive here than blueberries).

The pie was beautiful--deep purple in color, and creamy from the cheese/berry/spinach/egg mixture.  And the taste?  Divine.  Although there wasn't a drop of sugar in the recipe, it tasted like blackberry pie.  You couldn't tell there was an ounce of spinach (or egg, or cheese) in it.  I drizzled the pie with vanilla yogurt.  It was like eating dessert for dinner.

So how did it go over?

They wouldn't eat it.

5 comments:

Persnickety said...

That sounds delicious! Any chance you will post the recipe?

Nabanita said...

Ohh well kids! What can you do..? But your description made me want to taste it :)

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Lollipop Goldstein said...

Ha -- I'm with them :-) I wouldn't have eaten it either.

But I am a very picky eater.

Though I'll eat spinach.

What if the kids had to make you dinner? A big salad that they had to pull together and eat themselves. What would they put in it? I mean, pose that question to the kids.

Buttermilk said...

Oh, the futility! It sounds delicious to me.

Heather Wilson said...

I'm always shocked at the things my kids eat that I wouldn't think they would. I'm also shocked when they don't eat things I expressly made for them to like it.