Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sneaky Veggies? What's the point?

I've been watching this Seinfeld cookbook brew ha ha with a bit of a jaded eye. Jessica Seinfeld, wife of our King of Nothing, Jerry Seinfeld published a cookbook with such gems as (I kid you not) spinach brownies and mac and cheese with pureed squash hidden in the sauce.

First of all, there is nothing I could feed my son that he would eat that's complicated enough that I could 'hide' a vegetable in it. He doesn't do red or cheese sauce, and I find the concept of spinach brownies so revolting that they may as well be labeled 'vomit brownies.'

Kids can be perfectly healthy eating next to nothing and only crap. It's one thing if they're over or under weight, but if they're not, leave them alone. The human child is designed to get by on pretty much anything we feed them. The point of healthy eating for kids is not just nutrition but to build good habits that will last a lifetime. If you're being sneaky about it, what's the point? You have to go to a lot of trouble kicking your kids out of your open floor plan kitchen so they don't see you putting the squash in the macaroni or the (makes me nauseous just typing about it) the spinach in their brownies. They're not developing good eating habits, and they are probably no more or less healthy than they would be otherwise.



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