Friday, January 04, 2008

Cooking healthier

Insomnia...since 1:50 this a.m. I finally just gave up and got up. Caught up on a few emails and going to read for a little bit.

So far the adding of the extra vegetables and use of the Deceptively Delicious cookbook has gone really well. The only thing the kids have not liked is the adding of the cauliflower to the eggs, I am thinking a little cheese would have helped that tremendously. Adding the spinach to the regular spaghetti sauce was great, and we are having no problems using only whole wheat pastas. Last night we did buttered noodles (adding in yellow squash puree) from the book and chicken kabobs (added in sweet potato puree in the batter) both were a hit. The quesidias have also been a hit (they had chicken, cheese, flaxseed mill, and butternut squash). For desert we made the rice krispie treats which still have sugar from marshmellows but still a better alternative than a lot of things. It used organic brown rice cereal, flax seed mill, the flax oil butter, and marshmellows. The kids have been doing very good without white sugars in their diet, the marshmellows was the first white sugar and the recipes like I said was much better than some of the other things that I could have offered. They havent said anything about having trail mix instead of sweeter alternatives and are eating it faster than I had planned. They are doing so great at just drinking water. We havent had any artificial colors, I know it is early into this but not near as bad as I thought it was going to be and I was really afraid the kids would balk but they haven't much at all. Just basically the one time with the eggs and we will just try a little less cauliflower next time and maybe a little cheese sprinkled to melt on top.

We have several more recipes scheduled to try this week and this weekend.

5 comments:

dakotablueeyes said...

I have no idea what to fix today lol I have orange flavored frozen chicken breasts but nobody but me liked them so have to think of something else for them

stacey said...

i hope you are planning a nap today! have you tried some melatonin?

kel said...

Melatonin is the only way I ever get to sleep without it I would get even less. I actually asked my doctor about it and he said he wanted me to quit taking anything for awhile and see what my body wants to sleep. Take no naps during the day and that it may be that my body is like 10% of people and just require less sleep. Like today I have been up since 2 am and I am fine, I had a little tired spell but nothing too bad. Okay that is a long response to Have I tried Melatonin...LOL

Jody said...

Sounds like things are going great! I hope it continues for you!!

BarnGoddess said...

Ive never required a lot of sleep either, guess I am lucky since both my boys are awake WAY more than that are asleep.

The cookbook sounds like a good one! I may have to check it out, it sounds like a good way to slip in healthy foods without my family know it...