I did buy the book and love it. Some of the recipes need some tweeking for my family, but it gives the chief of the house some good ideas of how to sneak a little extra vitamins into our families diets. I think my little one (16 mo) is too picky for most of the recipes. She won't eat noodles with anything on it, bread with anything, basically she doesn't like her foods together or touching. I've tested a few out and they're on our rotation. It may take awhile for our lo to eat them though...What I like is that I can sneak some extra veggies past my husband and most of the recipes use lowfat or nonfat ingredients. Here are a couple of the recipes we've tried and how they worked out...
Chicken nuggets with broccoli was very good. I had to play with the temperature a little because I overcooked them. This was the only recipe where I could taste the veggie (maybe with something other than broccoli this would not be the case, but our family likes the taste of it so not a problem here).
Quesadillas they are fabulous. Too hard for my lo to eat (plus everything was touching
. The puree all fell out, but she loved finger painting in it.
Mac and cheese 1 by far my favorite. I think I could eat a whole thing myself. Rich, creamy, yum yum!
Burger 1 was very good and very filling.
Brownies turned out very rich and not fluffy. I'm not the best baker, so maybe I did something wrong.
Chocolate chip cookies were very good when warm. I did not puree the chick peas (which the directions said not to puree, just wash and add). When they cooled the chick peas were very obvious with texture and taste. I think next time I'll try pureeing. Even when the cooled and the peas were obvious they all got eaten.