A while back some of you recommended I check out the book Deceptively Delicious, by Jessica Seinfeld. The book details how to sneak vegetables into your kids' diet via purees added to healthier versions of kid classics, like mac and cheese or hamburgers. I bought the book, and it is full of genius ideas. My new favorite quick meal is her Sloppy Joe recipe. In the book she uses pureed sweet potato, but if you are lazy and don't feel like dirtying the food processor just use some canned pumpkin puree. If you have picky eaters, I highly recommend you check this book out.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion, minced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 cup red pepper puree, or really finely minced red pepper
1/2 cup pureed sweet potato or canned pumpkin puree (NOT pie filling)
1/2 cup veggie, beef or chicken stock
6 ounces tomato paste
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
In a pan, heat the olive oil and cook the onion and garlic until tender. Add the ground turkey and cook through, stirring it in with the onions and garlic. Add the purees, stock, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce and allow to cook down until the liquid have reduced and the mixture resembles, well, a Sloppy Joe. Serve piled on bulkie rolls. You may need a knife and fork, this is a deliciously messy meal.
How do you make kid-friendly meals healthier?