My kids think I am an awesome cook because of this book, and they are getting veggies and fruit without even knowing it. My son will not try ANYTHING! I made boxed mac and cheese with pureed zucchini and cauliflower...he said it was the best mac and cheese he has EVER had! I make the pureed veggies once or even twice a week and freeze the rest. And I also didn't listen to her "fresh" veggies. I got frozen veggies for most of it, like cauliflower, peas, broccoli, corn. I actually get the "steamfresh" veggies so all I have to do is pop them in the microwave. I wait until they are on sale. A lot of it we already were doing, for example, wheat breads. This is the first and only cookbook I have ever used!
I was a little disappointed. In a nutshell it is make homemade veggie purees (think babyfood) and hiding it in your recipes.
Pureeing fruits and vegetables is not that difficult to do. I have a one-year-old son, and I made all his baby food from scratch by pureeing things for him to eat. All you really need is a blender. Since we started him on solids during the summer months, I used as much fresh fruits and veggies as I could. Now that we are in to the winter months and not much stuff is in season right now, I use frozen bags of fruits and veggies. By making baby food for my son, I know that he's getting healthy choices, it's a lot cheaper in the long run, and it really doesn't take much to make purees and freeze them. Thanks to homemade food, my son is not a picky eater and I hope to continue giving him healthy food options and will utilize a cookbook like this one in order to make sure all his meals are nutritious.
again who has time to puree all those fruits and vegetables and who can afford all the fresh ones? not this gal on a one income budget eith 4 yr old twins.