The following post is by editor Kara Fleck.
A few weeks ago I made a fantastic discovery: my four year old daughter Lucy will eat just about anything, even asparagus, if it is purple. Talk about a kitchen miracle! Even though the asparagus cooks up green, it began as purple and so to her it was wonderful enough to happily put on her plate and into her mouth, while my husband and I watched with jaw-dropped amazement.
For this month’s Cooking with Kids feature, I wanted to share a few more lessons that I have learned in the kitchen when cooking for, and with, my children.
Lesson learned: my kids will eat just about anything in muffin form
One of the best kitchen discoveries this month came in the form of a muffin. Much to my delight, I found out that fruits the children don’t particularly care for on their own, like rhubarb or pears, and even some veggies, such as grated carrots, they WILL eat in the form of a muffin - sweet or savory.
Eureka! This goes right up there with my discovery of smoothies for getting healthy foods into my children.