February 27th, 2012
Y’all know how I feel about hiding veggies, right? My aversion to the practice has more to do with the fact that it’s a lot of extra work for you with ultimately counterproductive results for kiddo. I’m here to make life easier, after all, especially when easier gets better long-term results. (Yes, long-term people.)
That said, I get the need to be creative with our veggies sometimes. I am, after all, still a parent of two little kids! So, when my mac and cheese with cauliflower florets fell flat, I tried a new version made with cauliflower puree.
Don’t get smart now—I told the kids, straight up, that they were eating cauliflower mac and cheese. And, instead of being surreptitious, I celebrated how extra creamy the cauliflower made the cheese sauce. ‘Cause it did. And it was good. A hit even.
So… what are you waiting for?! Go check out the recipe on Momtastic!
Creamy Cauliflower Mac and Cheese (can be shared with kids 6+ mos)*
*Note: This is a great recipe for the entire family. You can either share just the cauliflower puree (with or without the cheese mixed in) with baby or puree a portion of the finished dish for baby. Once your little eater is 8- to 10-months-old and managing texture, simply cut or mash the pasta into age appropriate bites.