Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sugar Deception

So I cracked open this cookbook today, and made this chocolate cake for the boys. For any of you who are familiar with Jessica Seinfeld's cookbook, you'll know that all of the recipes include some form of pureed fruit or vegetable, "hidden" in the ingredients. Besides being able to get your kids to eat extra servings of veggies, all of the recipes are very healthful and low in fat. This cake? Well...it contains nearly an entire can of pureed beets. I'm feeling a little guilty right now, because Steve detests beets, but gobbled up a piece of cake after dinner tonight. He asked me what was in it (he knows about the concept of the cookbook), and all I said was, "You don't want to know". Steve will eat absolutely anything....anything except beets. The cake was nice and moist, and seriously, it just tastes like a chocolate cake. Camden and Griffin loved it, so I will definitely be making this again. However, after Steve reads this, he probably won't be eating it again.

6 comments:

kirsten said...

I have that cookbook! Is that recipe easy to make? Looks yummy..BTW I loved your silouettes-you are so creative!

Heather said...

The recipe was super-easy, Kirsten. The boys love the brownies, too. I think tomorrow I am going to make the chicken nuggets and see how those turn out. They are pretty good about eating veggies anyway, but I like these alternatives to processed foods.

Melissa said...

He will be forever suspicious of your chocolate goodes! :D

Margaret said...

I've wanted to try the cookbook, if it fools the kids AND the husband...I'll definitely need to buy it!

Jen said...

I've asked for this cookbook for Christmas. Alex refuses to eat vegetables, but he certainly doesn't refuse chocolate cake, ever.

Joy said...

Oh, I want this book! Perhaps a future giveaway??? Only if I win, though. Roy HATES beets and it's the only thing he won't eat. I MUST try this out on him!!!

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