Vegetable Hack 2.0 - Our Controlled Experiment
We have a controlled experiment going on at home - 2 toddlers, twin boys being offered the same food by the same people at the same time and 1 has been avoiding food that he used to eat and the other will eat everything (he's the skinny one btw) and this was the other way around a few months ago.
Let's face it little ones are notorious for avoiding some food either some of the time or all of the time. As parents we are told how to handle this and to persist. Make them try lumpy foods, texture, colour, flavour and re introduce new food and so on but what happens when they choose not to eat the food they were previously eating or refuse to try new food? As a parent you worry that while they're exerting their independence they might miss out on vital nutrients and of course parents guilt that we're are not doing enough. So as we wait for this endless battle of wills to subside we can supplement their vegetable intake with VegEase freeze dried powders - It's as easy as sprinkling a little of the VegEase in milk until they become used to the flavour of a particular vegetable or adding it to baked goods.
Pink Milk or Yogurt
1 teaspoon of VegEase Beetroot Powder
150ml Milk or Yogurt
No child can resist.
Pumpkin Muffins With VegEase
2 cups of self-raising flour
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 cup of milk
1 tsp of baking powder
1⁄4 tspn of cinnamon
3 tsp of VegEase Pumpkin powder
1⁄2 a cup of sultanas
Combine the dry ingredients, add the egg and wet ingredients gradually.
Divide mixture into muffin trays and cook for 20 minutes in a pre heated oven at 200'C. Allow to cool and dust with a little icing sugar (optional)
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days and freeze up to 3 months (this last step may not be necessary as the little ones will love them so much there will be nothing left :)