My 4-year-old won’t eat anything that isn’t beige. I struggle with getting her to eat anything healthy and she typically only wants foods that belong to one of the two following food groups: cheese or chocolate. I’ve decided to take the sneaky parent approach and start making things she likes with hidden vegetables. Last night I decided to make her “favorite mac n’ cheese” but with a carrot sauce instead. I, of course, told her it was “cheesy pasta”. She’s pretty sharp so I had my doubts if this plan would work or not. Luckily, she loved it and even gave me a thumbs up! I made enough to store some in the freezer for quick weeknight meals. Give it a try on your kiddos and let me know how it works for you! I tried it and honestly, it’s not just for kids. It’s great and healthy!
2-3 C carrots (or half a large bag)
1-2 C vegetable broth (I used the “No Chicken Broth” that’s a lighter veggie broth)
2 T Butter
1/4 C Nutritional Yeast
1 tsp Salt
Heat a steamer pot to a boil. Add carrots and steam approximately 15 minutes until nicely tender.
Heat butter and vegetable broth until hot. combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Tip: add the broth a little at a time until you get the consistency you desire. Add Salt if needed to taste. I usually salt conservatively at first, especially when also using Nutritional Yeast and cooking for kids.
Serve with pasta of your (or your kid’s) choice. Easy!