sophie - my thought with the sweets/desserts is not to use them as my primary addition of veg but that i will use those recipes in place of a "regular" dessert (in which case 1/2 - 1c veg in a dessert is pretty great). i also cut back on the chocolate chips in the cookies from 2cups to about 1 1/2c and i think next time i would go down to 1 c as there is still a lot of choc chips in it and my girls are not used to having chocolate in large amounts anyway so to them 4 choc chips in a cookie woudl be enough rather than 6-10 iykwim etc
Alex is like Kate's ds - she likes everything separated and no sauce and does not eat things like bolognaise, rissoles, meatloaf etc so i have no place to hide veg. i am going to try to put cauliflower in their mac and cheese (it is white) and scrambled eggs
my plan is to make the recipes as is first and then see how i can push them out a bit without tipping my hand. so fot the cookies, next batch i will put less choc chips and more oats in them ansd will replace some of the butter/marg.
with the brownies (when i get to them) i will see how it is to start and then see if i can increase the veg content further and decrease the choc.
not a DD recipe but here is the muffin recipe i use to get fruit and veg in alex as itis - from allrecipes.com and i read through many of the comments to get ideas to tweak it (like using wholemeal flour). i also added dried apricots and rasins and grated carrots successfully at times.http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Addictive-Pumpkin-Muffins/Detail.aspx