I've blogged before about our middle son who eats very little and only eats 1 vegetable which is a carrot. I've tried everything, have seen nutritionists, occupational therapists, read loads online yet haven't made much progress in the past 5 years (he's 6!). My other 2 eat nearly everything so it drives me a bit crazy but as I'm carving a bit more time out for things I'd like to do, I found 2 days this weekend for making and baking.
I started with one of his favourite meals which is pizza so thought I'd chuck out the store-bought pizza sauce and make one filled with veggies. With ham & cheese on top, he doesn't know the difference and I feel ever so slightly better. Actually, I don't suffer too much from guilty-did-I-make-you-like-this-syndrome but know that if he eats better his behaviour would also be more steady and less Jeckle and Hyde. So here's the recipe I used for my super hidden veggie pizza & pasta sauce:
2 cans of diced tomoatoes
1/2 can red kidney beans
1 celery stick chopped
1 carrot chopped
3 pieces of brocolli (don't overdo this or it'll turn your sauce green!)
1/2 a red pepper
1/4 of a sweet potatoe
1 clove of garlic
Cook everything in a pan for about 30 minutes until all of the veggies are soft. Put through a blender or use a hand blender. Voila! Pizza & pasta sauce that I put into ziplock bags and froze in portions for 1 pizza or bowl of pasta at a time (nb 6 yr old won't eat pasta but the 1 yr old will...and ate it out of the bowl when we finished!).
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