Thanks to everyone who has joined in. Please do let me know if you try any of these recipes and what you think, and if you know anyone who might like to be included on the list.
First, I am including HOW TO COOK GREENS. In So Cal, dark leafy greens such as chard, kale, mustard, collard, spinach (and purslane, which we tried tonight – a wild green which was quite yummy) are available all year round, they are best in the cooler months. You can grow them easily in your own garden, or get them at all the markets. This “recipe” is a good one to check out if you’ve only ever had overcooked mushy dull greens. It will change your life as these babies are the true superfoods.
Next, here’s a yummy way to start the morning with a vegetable, SWEET POTATO AND PECAN MUFFINS. I added almond meal, which gives a bit of protein and “good” fat (its also a great addition to yeast bread and drop cookies – chocolate chip especially). This went over well with both of my kids. Great way to use a sweet potato that you baked for dinner that “nobody” wanted to eat (i.e. your five-year-old).
Finally, another kid friendly recipe, this is one you can actually make with your kids: CARROT PENNIES. Great sweet and salty side and a nice alternative to carrot sticks.