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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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simple diy crockpot applesauce

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  • Ingredients:

    About 8 apples cleaned, cored and diced.

    -A mixture of organic apples  is what I usually use but you can use what ever brand of apples you like. This is a great opportunity to get rid of those older looking apples sitting on your counter taking up space.

    1 tbsp vanilla extract

    1 tbsp cinnamon plus one cinnamon stick for extra flavor.

    5 tbsp brown sugar

    1 squeeze of lemon juice

    combine all together in crock pot and cook on low  for about 6 hours. Stir occasionally, remove  cinnamon stick and blend!

    simple as that. eat some right away plain or with some yummy ice cream to make it more like a dessert, or you can store for later in mason jars. Place in the freezer if storing more then 2 weeks. good in the freezer for up to 3 months

    LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK! 🙂 thanks for reading.

    NUTRITION FACTS:

    *ALL NUTRITION FACTS ARE BASED ON EDUCATED GUESSES

    calories:             909

    fat:                      2.07

    carbs:                78.69

    protein:             3.21

    makes about 7 servings,  127 calories per serving

  • spinach avocado berrry salad

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    • 2 cups of organic spinach
    • 4 strawberries cleaned and cut in half
    • 1/4 avocado
    • 4 cleaned blackberries

     

    nutrition facts:

    *all nutrition facts are based on educated guesses

    calories:                    123

    sodium:                     42

    sugars:                      4.33

    protein:                      3

    dietary fiber:              6.99

    carbohydrates:         13.43

    fat:                               8.56

    potassium:                354mg