Thursday, January 05, 2012

failure and success... resolution #33

First off I must say that out of the 50 resolutions that I have this year, one in particular is standing out to me, at least this week.

That is number 33, buy and eat more whole foods.

This one is sort of for myself, but more for the kids. I need to be more aware of what they are eating and incorporate more veggies and such. I am a busy mom and I have gotten in the habit of making lots of prepared packaged easy meals. YUCK.

That being said, I have been reading this super healthy kids blog and it is helping me a TON. check it out.

Tonight I was determined to do something creative and fun, so I was going to make Mediterranean meatballs over couscous. Sounds delish, right. Well, I did something wrong and it was an absolute FAIL!!!! So I crammed it into a meatloaf pan and began cooking it, but the children were starving, so I resorted to, yes a box. I whipped up some mac and cheese. :( 

However, the night was not a complete failure, because this is what I did... 

While the mac was cooking, I steamed and pureed some baby carrots and added it to the mix. And guess what... THEY DEVOURED IT!!! 

Pureed carrots are perfect for mac and cheese because the color is orange just like the cheese. I was not shy with the ammount of carrots, I added a lot. 

And to top it off, I tried another recipe called Purple Salad. K man always picks the purple cabbage out of bagged salad and eats it, so I decided to make an all purple cabbage salad and he loved it. 

All it is, is purple cabbage and carrots and a little ranch dressing mixed in. He ate his whole serving.

So the night was not a complete success nor a complete failure.  Im feelin' pretty good. 


Katie said...

Genius with the carrots!! That's so funny about the purple salad, smart!

ErinandShane said...

Way to go! I'm oh so proud of your creativity. Keep it up.

Mr. and Mrs. Hillarious said...

Love the Super healthy kids blog. And way to add more veggies into your dinner, despite the failure with the meatballs!

Josh & Amanda Lamb said...

Thanks for the heads up on the kid's food blog. There were some great ideas.

As far as adding veggies, I always add a bit of spinach in the girls' smoothies. They never suspect a thing.