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Texture and veggies plus 11 Surprisingly Healthy Recipes for picky eaters

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Have you ever heard any one say they don’t like a certain food because of the texture? Maybe you’re the one giving that excuse.

All I hear when I hear that is a 4-year-old saying “I don’t wanna”

Not because they do not have the right to genuinely dislike something but because there are so many ways to cook now a days. You most likely just don’t like the food cooked the way you tried it.

A lot of people are traumatized because they were forced to eat soggy over boiled broccoli when they were younger by their mothers. So they say they hate broccoli because of the texture. Hmmm hello? Who wouldn’t? Lol
What kind of sense is that? There are so many ways to cook foods these days that is just an excuse.

If you don’t like it boiled, try it raw, baked, grilled, sautéed or stemmed. just FYI they all have different textures. You can also put your favorite seasonings, sauces or oils on them after they cook to enhance the flavor.

I dare you to try a food you don’t like cooked differently then you have ever tried.

Below are a few links to recipes that I am sure will make you rethink some of the most commonly hated vegetables.

Oven Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

 http://oneperfectbite.blogspot.com/2011/11/oven-roasted-cauliflower.html

Cheesy Garlic Cauliflower Bread Sticks

http://whatsfordinner-momwhatsfordinner.blogspot.com/2012/06/cheesy-garlic-cauliflower-bread-sticks.html

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

http://www.fatgirltrappedinaskinnybody.com/2011/06/basil-cauliflower-pizza/

Crispy Baked String Beans

http://www.cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice.com/crispy-baked-string-bean-fries/

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon And Onions

http://coleensrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/12/roasted-brussel-sprouts-bacon.html

Easy Cheesy Crockpot Cauliflower

http://thefrugalgirls.com/2013/11/crockpot-easy-cheesy-cauliflower-recipe.html

Easy Cheesy Crockpot Broccoli

http://thefrugalgirls.com/2013/11/crockpot-easy-cheesy-broccoli-recipe.html

Pumpkin Brownies

http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2013/08/2-ingredient-pumpkin-brownies-recipe.html

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

http://www.livecrafteat.com/eat/creamy-cauliflower-soup/

Maple Glazed Carrots

http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2010/04/recipe-for-maple-glazed-roasted-carrots.html

Garlic Roasted Parmession Green Beans

http://www.asweetpeachef.com/sides/garlic-parmesan-green-beans/

Let me know what you try and what you think by commenting below!

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Roasted garlic Tomatillo salsa

Ingredients:
4 Jalapeños
Two handfuls Tomatillos
4 Garlic cloves
1 bunch Cilantro
1 lime Limes
1/2 white onion
Drizzle Olive oil
Salt

Instructions:
Step 1: Clean and prepare the vegetables I.e) remove stems, clean and peel.
Step 2: Roast the jalapeños, tomatillos, and garlic in oven on 400 for about 15-20 minutes
Step 3: combine everything in a food processor or blender till your preferred consistency.

*add olive oil till your preferred consistency and salt to taste.

Roasted tomatillo garlic salsa is very tasty with chicken or served with chips.

Makes about a cup

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My Basic grocery list

Produce:

-Organic Sweet Potatoes / Yams  / White Potatoes

– Organic apples

-Pineapple

-Bananas

-Bolt House Arabic Coffee

-Bolt House Carrot Juice

-Organic Carrots

-Organic Broccoli

-Organic cauliflower

-Organic kale / spinach

-Organic Brussel Sprouts

-Lemons

-Garlic

-Onion

-Rolled oats

-Flax Seed

Dairy:

-Free range Eggs

-Milk

-Greek yogurt

Grains:

-WHOLE GRAIN English muffins

-Tortillas

-Whole Grain Pasta

-Whole Grain bread

Meat:

-Free Range chicken breast

-Free Range turkey breast

-Free Range Beef

Frozen Food:

-Organic Frozen Fruit

-Organic Frozen Veggies

Condiments:

-Free range Chicken Broth

-Organic Peanut Butter

-Natural jam

-Natural Pasta Sauce

cheats and sweats:

-Brown Sugar

-Oreos

-Cereal

-Pop chips

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or licensed dietitian. Please contact your physician to make sure this is right for you. I also do not have any affiliations with the link provided.